Bed Bugs Aren ’t Just a Problem In Paris. Here’s Why
The news reports are alarming to say the least. Paris, the city known for its style, cuisine, and amour, has a bed bug problem. Video of the insects crawling over Metro seats, in hotels, and swarming buses and movie theaters swept the internet, and bed bug anxiety reached a new high. But what’s behind the Parisian invasion? How did bed bugs launch such a widespread infestation of the city? With Paris hosting the first Olympics in the post-COVID-19 era next summer, those questions aren’t just matters for idle conversation. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The reality is that the infestation di...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What ’s really going on with Paris’s bedbug crisis? – podcast
The Guardian ’s Paris correspondent, Angelique Chrisafis, tells Madeleine Finlay about the explosion in bedbug sightings in the city, and how residents and officials have reacted. And Prof Jerome Goddard explains what makes the creatures so difficult to eradicate, and why the biggest threat they pose may be to our mental healthClips: Tiktok, ITV, NBC, LeFigaroRead more Guardian reporting on this story.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Angelique Chrisafis; sound design by Joel Cox; the executive producer is Ellie Bury Tags: Science Insects Paris Parasite Europe Animals France Source Type: news

Warning to holidaymakers as post-Covid travel boom sparks record spike in cases of parasitic worms
EXCLUSIVE: Nearly 1,000 cases of travel-associated infections were detected in the UK last year. A post-Covid travel boom to exotic destinations may be to blame, experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Approves Second Malaria Vaccine for Children
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday recommended a new anti-malaria vaccine for children, a move that could offer countries a cheaper and more readily available option than the world's first shot against the parasitic disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 3, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Malaria Source Type: news

A ‘ Widespread ’ Bedbug Outbreak Is Taking Over Paris During Fashion Week
Away from the glamor of Paris’ ongoing Fashion Week, French officials have warned of a “widespread” outbreak of bedbugs across public spaces in the capital. With tourists expected to flock to the city next year for the 2024 Olympics, concerns about health and safety implications are rising.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Transport Minister Clement Beaune has vowed to “reassure and protect” the public by convening a meeting of public transport operators this week to establish countermeasures against the blood-sucking pests which have been spotted in cinemas, at Charles-d...
Source: TIME: Health - October 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Armani Syed Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Source Type: news

UN authorizes second malaria vaccine. Experts warn not enough to stop disease spread
The World Health Organization has authorized a second malaria vaccine in a decision that could offer countries a cheaper and a more readily available option than the world’s first shot against the parasitic disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asian lungworm that spreads from rats to slugs to human BRAINS found in Atlanta as parasite takes foothold in Southeast US
A parasitic worm known to cause a deadly brain infection when it passes from rats to humans has taken hold in the southeast, according to Georgia, Texas, and Mississippi researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Experimental Lyme disease pill laces your skin with poison - killing parasites before they infect
Cases of Lyme disease are continuing to rise in the US as ticks are active for longer every year thanks to warming temperatures. This pill could be a solution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollutants affect biodiversity's role in the spread of wildlife diseases
Conventional wisdom among ecologists holds that the more species there are inhabiting an ecosystem, the less vulnerable any one species will be to a threat like a parasite. A new study of tadpoles at the University of Wisconsin –Madison illustrates… (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 26, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

FDA Approves Likmez (metronidazole) Oral Suspension for the Treatment of Parasitic and Anaerobic Bacterial Infections
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE) September 25, 2023 -- Appili Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:APLI; OTCQB: APLIF) (the“Company” or“Appili”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on drug development for infectious diseases and... (Source: - New Drug Approvals)
Source: - New Drug Approvals - September 25, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Parasitic brain worm spreading across southeastern U.S., scientists warn
A parasitic brain worm that can be ingested through contaminated produce is making its way across southeastern America, scientists have warned. Rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is an invasive parasite that is spread through eating contaminated food, including fresh produce and escargots.…#southeastasia #pacificislands #hawaii #florida #atlanta #georgia #nicolegottdenker #texasam #zooatlanta (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria is on the ropes in Bangladesh. But the parasite is punching back
What does it take to beat malaria? Thousands of moccasins walking down rural roads, overnight bus rides for lab tests ... and a highly effective drug. But the parasite isn't going along with the plan.(Image credit: Fatima Tuj Johora for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ari Daniel Source Type: news

Rat-Borne Parasite That Can Cause Brain Disease Spreading in Southern U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2023 -- Brown rats found and analyzed near Atlanta now carry rat lungworm, researchers report. It ' s a parasite that can trigger a dangerous brain encephalitis in both people and pets, and which now threatens a wide area of the... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study reveals that tree species diversity increases spider density
Spiders are often maligned for being creepy critters, but they are some of the most environmentally friendly pest regulators. Because they actively feed on flies, moths, mosquitoes and roaches, spiders eliminate parasites and many other vectors of … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Bats and brain worms: how humanity ’s environmental impact is giving rise to new infections
As humans encroach further on the natural world, researchers warn that 75% of novel diseases are transmitted from wildlifeGet ourmorning and afternoon news emails,free app ordaily news podcastAs the world ’s first case ofa parasitic roundworm infecting a human ’s brain made headlines this week, infectious diseases experts warned the threat of novel infections is rising.In a case report written about the Australian patient in the journal Emerging Infectious Disease, doctors who pulled the Ophidascaris robertsi larvae from her brain warned the case highlights the danger of diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Australia news Science Health Infectious diseases Epidemics Medical research Source Type: news