Malaria causes over 400,000 deaths a year. Ninety-two percent of those deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, although a total of 91 countries still report cases each year. We know that malaria is primarily spread through the Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium … [read]
We’ve seen it before. Over time, bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Roaches become immune to bug spray. Weeds become immune to herbicides. Adaptation wins. Chemicals lose. Such is life.
The newest winner is lice. A champion strain of “super lice,”… [read]
Human parasites are unwanted inhabitants of the gastrointestinal system that have the potential to cause serious damage to their host. These pathogens consume key nutrients from the foods we eat and release waste products that harm the human body. They… [read]
Parasites are more common than most people realize. There are many different kinds. Internally, there’s a pretty good chance that you and a third of the people you know have them. If we consider the possibility that there are many… [read]
Parasite. Now there’s a word that conjures up an uncomfortable images. But we Americans tend to frame those images in faraway landscapes- mostly the tropics. We don’t like to think that parasites can get to us right here in the… [read]
Intestinal parasites are abnormal and unwanted inhabitants of the gastrointestinal system that have the potential to cause damage to their host. They consume nutrients from the foods we are eating and they puncture holes in the intestinal membrane. Humans can… [read]
Parasites are living organisms that live off of a host organism. Parasites take and utilize the host organisms nutrients and in so doing hurt the host organism. Parasites take on a number of different forms and can thrive throughout the… [read]