But even some of these so-called epidemics appear to be due to parasitic worms
, which have from some cause, possibly in part through facility of diffusion amongst the crowded animals, been disproportionably favoured: and here comes in a sort of struggle between the parasite and its prey.
That's what happened to a 26-year-old Oregon woman - the first known person worldwide to become infected with a parasitic worm
species previously seen only in cattle.
Guinea-worm disease, according to World Health Organization (WHO) is caused by the parasitic worm
The parasitic worm
, Thelazia callipaeda, is spread by a fruit fly and is capable of infecting dogs, cats and human beings.
Heartworm disease is caused by a thread-like parasitic worm
that lives in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of an infected animal.
Merck said on Tuesday it was developing a children's formula of its drug to treat schistosomiasis, a parasitic worm
disease which kills 280,000 a year in Africa.
They conducted a pilot study in Cameroon, where health officials have been battling the filarial, or parasitic worm
, diseases onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis.
Two treated at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, died after getting kidneys infected with a rare parasitic worm
Tests later revealed the two men had the parasitic worm
The Dark Blues found themselves bogged down during this year's RBS Six Nations as a parasitic worm
infestation turned the field to a muddy mess.
Washington, June 21 ( ANI ): A team consisting of 11 institutions from six countries, including BGI, presented the whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm
LONDON -- In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm
that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.