90 Second summary What do the poet John Keats, Eleanor Roosevelt and Franz Kafka have in common with more than a million people worldwide every year? They all died of tuberculosis (TB). […]
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Is it a virus, is it a bacterium? No, this one’s a protozoan parasite that infects you when you’re bitten by an infected female Phlebotomine sand fly.
Your dog’s dinner could contain enough pathogenic bacteria to harm your health and your pet, say Swedish researchers in a study recently published in the Veterinary Record.
Sometimes you just need a change. After a year of neglecting Occam’s Zebra I’ve decided to give it a facelift and a name change. Hopefully those lovely insatiably curious disease news lovers […]
You may think that having cerebral malaria is bad enough, but what if the parasite could manipulate your body odour and make you even more attractive to blood-feeding mosquitoes?
The authors of a new study report that people who have been recently hospitalised with dengue fever in Taiwan have more than twice the risk of having a stroke than other patients. The study […]
Have you seen this mosquito? The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, the notorious carrier of yellow fever, Chikungunya, Dengue and a known associate of the Zika virus, has disappeared from Palmyra Atoll. The […]