Monthly Archives: September 2023
Join us for a coffee/ tea break and enjoy our parasite themed puzzles
In Southeast Asia, changes in land-use can increase human and non-human primate interactions, increasing the potential for spillover of zoonotic malaria from these primates to humans. Zoonotic malaria cases in humans, NHPs, and mosquito vectors needs to be regularly monitored.
Even if you find ticks repulsive, your skin’s electrical charge may find them positively attractive. Previously assumed to require direct contact to spread, scientists at the University of Bristol have found that ticks may be able to ‘fly’ across short distances using the power of static electricity. Could this understanding be harnessed to better protect humans and animals from the bugs?