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2014-08-19 23:00:39

More than 300 parasitologists gathered for the American Society of Parasitologists annual meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Journal of Parasitology.

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms
2014-08-11 03:08:49

Study provides some of the first evidence for the hypothesis of co-divergence between parasites and hosts acting as a major driver of biodiversity

2014-07-25 16:23:02

STILLWATER, Okla., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's battle against parasites has a young, aggressive ally. Launched in 2009, the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology

2014-07-24 23:10:23

Is that mosquito on your arm just a pest, or could it be carrying a deadly disease? CCSU professor Dr.

2014-07-22 16:22:46

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Life Sciences, whose founders invented insect growth regulator technology more than 35 years ago, recently announced that Zenivex(®)

2014-07-16 23:11:26

With this year’s wet spring and continued widespread flooding, experts are predicting a 2014 bumper crop of mosquitoes.

2014-07-15 04:22:16

Lice is a problem that many parents have to deal with as their children grow up and enjoy their days with other children. Dr.

Parasites Not At Home On The Range
2014-07-10 03:45:38

A new study on parasites that infect a marine snail suggests that though hosts might expand their geographical range, the parasites don’t always follow

2014-07-03 10:02:04

A new pathogen has been discovered by scientists investigating major die-offs of pigeons native to North America.

2014-06-19 23:10:03

The new issue of The Journal of Parasitology features an article that traces the evolution of paleoparasitology over seven decades.


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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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