We would like to start the new year with good news - there has been great progress towards targets of eliminating soil-transmitted helminths in sub-Saharan… Read more »
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- Deworming achieves progress towards 2030 NTD goals sub-Saharan Africa - 8th January 2021
- Chlorination provides an option for controlling cercariae - 20th November 2020
- Are kissing bugs moving to the city? - 31st July 2020
A recent lab and field-based study investigated the amount and duration of chlorine needed to inactivate schistosome cercariae and prevent transmission
Chagas disease is caused by a parasite carried by kissing bugs. Traditionally, these bugs were found mostly in rural areas, but they are finding ways to live… Read more »
Surveys of red deer in the Scottish highlands found that individuals were more likely to be infected if they were male and if their home range had more streams
Inspired by a conference symposium examining the impacts of schistosomiasis across all ages, we recently wrote an opinion piece detailing gaps in current… Read more »
Over one-seventh of the world's population moved within the last year. Migration is only expected to increase in the coming years. What is important to… Read more »
New methods have been developed to better understand the impact parasites have on each other when they infect the same hosts.
Studying malaria in wild populations can be difficult, but repeatedly sampling individuals reveals the costs and consequences of malaria in wild monkeys
A recent study looks at how human impact on the landscape impacts large rodents, the tick populations they support, and a deadly bacteria that can infect humans
Discussions with villagers in Senegal reveal high levels of schistosomiasis knowledge but inevitable contact with water for daily needs.