Sometimes you have to help a foe to defeat a greater enemy. Scientists say that keeping mosquitoes from getting the parasite can prevent them from infecting humans with deadly malaria.
A new tick species is sweeping through the country, one that's able to lay 2,000 eggs and create a whole population at a single try. So far, long-horned ticks in the United States haven't been found to carry human disease.
The parasite outbreak that hit four states in the past month or two has been traced to Del Monte Fresh Produce, which has already been recalled from stores. CDC reports the latest count for cyclosporiasis cases reached 212.
Dozens get sick in Texas from the microscopic parasite Cyclospora that causes the illness cyclosporiasis. Health officials are trying to trace its source. Other outbreaks have been related to fresh produce such as cilantro.
An itchy, burning lump moving around a woman's face turned out to be a parasitic worm migrating from her eyes to her lips for two weeks. Such worms are usually transmitted to humans and canines from infected mosquitoes.
Newlyweds Ben Manilla, 64, and Eliza Lape, 57, traveled to Hana, Hawaii last January to celebrate their marriage. However, instead of collecting sweet memories, they collected a strain of a bacteria that resulted to hospital arrest for the both of them.
The re-emergence of the New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax), has resulted in an agricultural state of emergency being declared in Monroe County, Florida
Diarrhea-causing parasite called cryptosporidium are contaminating several swimming pools in Phoenix, Arizona, affecting over 100 people since the parasite was first reported earlier in August.
A majority of the popular Yellowstone River in Montana has been closed off after thousands of fish have been mysteriously killed in the area.
An alarming "crypto" outbreak was declared by the health officials last Aug. 11 in Ohio, due to more than 100 cases reported linked to the illness.
A rare western bumblebee species appears to be staging a comeback in the Pacific Northwest after experiencing dramatic population declines in the 1990s. Researchers are unsure what exactly caused the decline in the first place, but what remains even more of a mystery is why the bees have suddenly rebounded.
Backyard chickens living in spacious coops with access to the great outdoors carry more ticks, mice and lice than their poultry farm-raised counterparts. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, hope their study will help chicken owners implement more effective methods of parasite prevention.
Parasitic tapeworms use ants as intermediate hosts before ending up inhabiting their real goal: woodpeckers who feed on the ants.
Using three male and three female sand flies from a Brazilian state park, researchers have unveiled a new species of the pesky, disease-carrying bugs.