Triatomine bugs and their trypanosomes are popping up in New Orleans, a beloved mecca of food, arts, and music- reminding us that parasites and their vectors don’t play by our rules.
Monthly Archives: May 2021
The DeWorm3 transmission model seeks to answer the question. The trial is testing the hypothesis that frequent mass drug administration with high coverage can break the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths over a relatively short period of time. A new study aims to forecast the results at the trial endpoint.
Zoological gardens are exceptional environments for the study of mosquito ecology and their feeding behavior. They can provide unique insights for the control of mosquito populations and the prevention of the diseases that they may transmit to zoo vertebrates and humans. A new research studied the blood-feeding ecology of mosquitoes in two zoos in the United Kingdom.
Soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis are the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases. In Ethiopia alone they infect approximately 36 million and 5 million individuals respectively. Ethiopia has set ambitious targets of elimination. A new systematic review analyses the national progress toward these over the past 20 years.