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Are You At Higher Risk Of Gastrointestinal Parasite Infections At Lower Elevations?

Are You At Higher Risk Of Gastrointestinal Parasite Infections At Lower Elevations

The risk of parasite infections is one that humans share equally with other species when exposed to similar environments. Intestinal parasites in humans are most common in areas of the world where poor sanitation and hygiene exist, but having access to both does not entirely eliminate the risk. Children suffer these infections more […]

Wading in Pools or Hot Tubs? Watch Out For Pathogens That Can Make You Sick

Wading in Pools or Hot Tubs Watch Out For Pathogens That Can Make You Sick

Chemicals and pathogens in treated recreational water such as public pools can lead to outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. From 2000 to 2014, 500 such outbreaks were reported, according to the CDC’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. More than 27,000 people were sick and eight deaths were linked to […]

Glynn County Animal Shelter Briefly Suspended Due to Ringworm

Glynn County Animal Shelter temporarily suspended due to ringworm

GLYNN CO., GA (WTOC) – The Glynn County Animal Shelter will temporarily suspend the intake of new animals beginning Tuesday, June 12. The suspension is due to a kitten within the facility that tested positive for a ringworm, which is a parasite that is highly contagious. As a precaution, 11 additional animals that […]

UC San Diego Dawns New Center for Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery and Development

UC San Diego Dawns New Center for Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery and Development

Neglected tropical diseases are a group of chronic and disabling parasitic infections that primarily affect poor and underserved communities. These diseases affect more than 1 billion people globally, yet are rarely the target of new drug discovery efforts. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), global climate change will most likely alter the […]