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2015-05-21 23:01:12

Local lice removal company, Lice Troopers, partners with area schools to prevent lice epidemics in the classroom through

2015-05-21 16:30:07

Jason Cameron and Local Yard Experts Share Easy DIY Steps to Take to Enjoy Unofficial Start of Summer RICHMOND, Va., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Mosquito

2015-05-19 23:00:11

Lice Troopers expands to its second clinic to meet the demand for safe, all-natural, professional head lice removal services in the

2015-05-17 23:00:35

With recent head lice outbreaks in Miami Dade area schools, there are a few things parents should

2015-05-12 23:08:26

The Lice Happens Franchise opens operations with new franchisee in Boston, Massachusetts.

2015-05-07 08:40:51

Companion Animal Parasite Council Releases its Annual Parasites Forecasts SALEM, Ore., May.

2015-04-27 23:01:10

A recent article published in The Journal of Parasitology surveys both the history and future of developing antiparasitic drugs.

parasite shrimp cannibals
2015-03-18 18:45:11

Researchers at the University of Leeds, Queen's University Belfast and Stellenbosch University in South Africa looked at cannibalism among freshwater shrimp in Northern Ireland. They found a tiny parasite, Pleistophora mulleri, not only significantly increased cannibalism among the indigenous shrimp Gammarus duebeni celticus but made infected shrimp more voracious, taking much less time to consume their victims.

2015-03-18 08:29:05

New Drug Application for Xeglyze(TM) Lotion on Track for 3Q 2015 MELBOURNE, Australia, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatchtech Pty Ltd, a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced


Latest Parasitology Reference Libraries

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast. Its scientific name was also given due to a large population in one area, called Medina. Dracunculus...

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