Live Worm Found In Woman ’s Brain Is Rare—But Common Deadly Parasites Already Plague Billions Of People
Though often preventable and easily treated, researchers estimate more than 2.35 billion people are living with parasitic infections worldwide and they are a major source of ill health, disability and death globally. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news topline Source Type: news

Malaria Parasites Sync with Hosts’ Molecular Rhythms
Evidence of malaria parasites aligning with their human hosts may pave the way for new antimalarial agents. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2023 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Eliminating public health scourge can also benefit agriculture
Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that causes organ damage and death, affected more than 250 million people worldwide in 2021, according to the World Health Organization. One of the world ' s most burdensome neglected tropical diseases … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 31, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Live Worm Removed From Woman's Brain
(MedPage Today) -- A live, wriggling parasitic roundworm, 80 mm long, was extracted from the brain of a 64-year-old woman in Australia. The worm was a third-stage larval form of Ophidascaris robertsi and was surgically removed from the patient... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 29, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Live 3-Inch Parasitic Worm Is Found in a Woman ’s Brain During Surgery
Doctors in Australia found a three-inch live parasitic worm in a woman ’s brain during surgery after they spent more than a year trying to find the cause of her distress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Holpuch Tags: Snakes Tests (Medical) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emerging Infectious Diseases (Journal) Australia New South Wales (Australia) Parasites Worms Source Type: news

She Was Depressed and Forgetful. It Was the Worm in Her Brain.
Doctors in Australia found a three-inch live parasitic worm in a woman ’s brain during surgery after they spent more than a year trying to find the cause of her distress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Holpuch Tags: Snakes Tests (Medical) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emerging Infectious Diseases (Journal) Australia New South Wales (Australia) Parasites Worms Source Type: news

From botflies to eye worms, a brief history of rare parasites in humans
After a live roundworm was found in the brain of an Australian woman, we take a look at other unusual casesAftera live roundworm was found in the brain of an Australian woman, we take a look at other unusual cases of parasites turning up unexpectedly and explore how worried we should be.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Health Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Society World news Source Type: news

Doctors Pulled Live Worm From Australian Woman's Brain
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2023 -- Doctors plucked a wriggling roundworm from the brain of an Australian woman in the world ' s first-known case of human infection with a parasite common in some pythons. The woman, who had been experiencing worsening symptoms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Australian study warns over parasitic infections after roundworm found in woman's brain
Surgeons in Australia pulled a live 3 inch-long parasitic worm from the front of a woman ' s brain in what is believed to be first time this type of infection has been found in humans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live worm found in Australian woman's brain in world first
The parasite - usually found in pythons - could have been there for two months, scientists say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shocked medics find 8cm parasitic worm normally seen in pythons wriggling inside an Englishwoman's BRAIN in a world-first
Australian medics were shocked to uncover a 8cm long worm usually found in the guts of snakes alive and wriggling in a 64-year-old English women's brain in what has since been declared a world-first. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Oh my God’: live worm found in Australian woman’s brain in world-first discovery
Woman complained of forgetfulness and depression before doctors pulled out an 8cm roundworm normally found in pythonsIt was a fairly regular day on the ward for Canberra hospital infectious diseases physician Dr Sanjaya Senanayake, until a neurosurgeon colleague called him and said: “Oh my God, you wouldn’t believe what I just found in this lady’s brain – and it’s alive and wriggling.”The neurosurgeon, Dr Hari Priya Bandi, had pulled an 8cm-long parasitic roundworm from her patient, prompting her to call on Senanayake and other hospital colleagues for advice about what to do next.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Medical editor Tags: Health Infectious diseases Australia news Science Microbiology Source Type: news

Partial Resistance to Therapeutic Mainstay for Malaria on the Rise
(MedPage Today) -- Many of the malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasites in some parts of Uganda are now partially resistant to artemisinin, a mainstay therapeutic, a recent study showed. The prevalence of these artemisinin-resistant parasites... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 23, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Africa: World Mosquito Day - Goodbye Malaria Takes the Fight to the Fearsome Mosquito
[Goodbye Malaria] It is an oft-repeated fact that the deadliest creature on earth is the mosquito, a terrifying transmitter of the malaria parasite. According to the most recent World Malaria Report 2022, there were 619 000 deaths in 2021, with 90% of these occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Those most likely to die are children under five years old and pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Eswatini Health and Medicine Malaria Mozambique NGOs and Civil Society South Africa Southern Africa Sustainable Development Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mosquito Day - Reps Seek State of Emergency On Malaria
[Leadership] House of Representatives has urged the federal government to declare a state of emergency on Malaria, describing it as a deadly parasite with potential to inflict woes on Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 21, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Health and Medicine Malaria Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news