Category Archives: Parasitology

Discovering new lemur parasites in Madagascar

Madagascar is home to many species of wildlife that are found nowhere else on the planet. The island broke off from India about 88 million years ago and its inhabitants have evolved in isolation ever since, giving rise to the … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Microbiology, Microbial Evolution and Diversity, Parasitology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Could European mosquitoes transmit Zika virus?

The ongoing Zika virus outbreak in the Americas has now had confirmed cases in the UK and other parts of Europe. The disease appears to be linked to an increase in babies born with microcephaly as well as a serious … Continue reading

Posted in Epidemiology, Parasitology, Virology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World Malaria Day 2015

Today is World Malaria Day 2015, which highlights the continued fight against a disease that affects millions of people across the world. In this post, we’ve pulled together some facts and information from sources across the web. Malaria is caused … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical and Medical Microbiology, Parasitology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment