In the wake of the wildfires burning throughout the western U.S., it is timely to explore recent studies examining the effects of fire on parasites. Full disclosure: this is not an exhaustive review, but rather a bit of tinder to kindle a conversation on fire, parasites, and our pyrophilic world.
Monthly Archives: September 2020
At a time when we seem to hear only about COVID 19, it is easy to forget about other diseases that have had, and will continue to have, far more impact on the human population. Unfortunately, those diseases, such as dengue, are not going to just go away for our own convenience. In the last couple of weeks, dengue has made the news for several reasons…
Malawi is endemic for urogenital schistosomiasis, however reports of intestinal schistosomiasis have pointed to the emergence of Schistosoma mansoni in the area. In this blog, researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine confirm that an outbreak of intestinal schistosomiasis is occuring in the Mangochi District and discuss the epidemiological and public health implications in Malawi.