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  • Shrimp
    Parasite that can turn shrimp into ravenous cannibals discovered
    The more scientists find out about parasites the scarier they become. The latest horror wrought by tiny monstrosities was discovered by a team of biologists who found that parasites can make an animal more prone to cannibalism. While the research...
  • Mystery tuna parasite: Did mom find a tongue-eating louse in canned fish?
    Mystery tuna parasite: Did mom find a tongue-eating louse in canned fish?
    An English mom opening a can of tuna with which to feed her kids for lunch got a bit of a surprise when she found what looked like a tiny creature nestled in the tuna chunks staring back at her. Instead of tossing the can, she decided to find out...
  • Parasite in tuna
    Parasite in tuna: Mom finds tongue-eating parasite staring out of tuna can
    A parasite in a tuna can has one mother fishing for answers as to the identity of a blob-like, big-eyed creature peeking out at her from the side of a can of Princes tuna chunks. After the Nottingham mother’s photo and story went viral, the...
  • Tapeworm in brain: Man struggles with headaches as parasite lives in brain
    Tapeworm in brain: Man has parasite digging in brain, 1 cm 'worm' cause of pain
    In a horrific find, a tapeworm in the brain of a man has been confirmed to be the cause of him dealing with intense pain and migraines for the past several years. The 50 year-old victim, who finally went in to seek official help for the problem,...
  • Doctors find tapeworm in man's brain after four years , the scans show how the tapeworm traveled around his brain raising havoc
    Tapeworm in brain: Man's brain hosts tapeworm, claustrophobia one odd symptom
    A tapeworm somehow entered a man's body and then made its home in his brain. This tapeworm in his brain went undiagnosed for four years. It was a tropical tapeworm and it traveled about two inches over the four years inside the skull going...
  • Giardia organism
    Pesky pooch parasite: giardia
    Fall has arrived and seasoned Seattleites know this means a return to the dreary gray and rain. Sometimes referred to as “Rain City”, one would expect to find quite a few puddles here. And puddles can mean a greater risk for a...
  • Naegleria fowleri life cycle
    Pakistan reports second Naegleria fatality of 2014
    For the second time in two weeks and the second time this year, Pakistani health officials are reporting a "brain-eating amoeba" death in a Karachi-area resident.Pakistani news source, The News reports Friday that a 22-year-old man from...
  • Virus
    Classifying Viruses, Living or Not?
    The great debate over the classification ofvirusesrages on. Original classification of organisms was based on visual observations used in deciphering life from non-life. Once Von Leeuwenhoek created lenses for a microscope capable of viewing...
  • Safe Sex
    Unfamiliar STDs still present
    Very common sexually transmitted disease unheard of by manyInformation floods societies with sexually transmitted diseases of syphilis, herpes, AiDS/HIV among others however, there are some sexually transmitted diseases that may be called rare or...
  • Zombie bees reach Northeast: Tale of infected bees reads like a horror story
    Zombie bees reach Northeast: Tale of infected bees reads like a horror story
    Mutant "zombie bees" have made their way across the country to the Northeast after first appearing on the West Coast. The discovery made last summer in Vermont was the first spotting of zombie bees east of South Dakota, according to...
  • 'Kissing Bug'
    Texas: Over 400 dogs dead from parasite in 'Kissing Bug'
    An insect seen on occasion in urban neighborhoods has been responsible for the death of over 400 dogs in Texas alone.The Triatomine Bug (also known as the 'kissing bug') transmits a potentially deadly parasite when ingested by curious...
  • Infection with Cyclospora
    Recent Outbreak of Cyclospora in US
    There has recently been an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as of August 2, 2013, a total of 400 cases of Cyclospora infection have been reported from 16 states and New York City. In Iowa and...
  • Cyclospora Cases in North Texas; keeping your family safe
    Cyclospora cases in North Texas; keeping your family safe
    As parents it is important that you keep your families safe. When you hear things about diseases being spread throughout the metroplex, you need to get as much information as you can, so you know what you are up against, and how to prevent it from...
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts (one stained for contrast)
    Cyclospora: How and why not to be afraid
    The media is abuzz with fear, uncertainty, and doubt about Cyclosporiasis outbreaks around the country, but the facts support reasonable precautions rather than panic. As of July 25th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been...
  • Cyclospora
    Mysterious stomach bug on the loose in 8 states
    ABC News reported on Wednesday that a parasite has sickened 296 people in 8 states so far this month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is still not known where the bug originated.The parasite is called...
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