parasite

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Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.
Matt Jancer
12.19.18
Motherboard

Why an Australian Man Died 8 Years After Eating a Slug

Sam Ballard of Sydney, Australia died last week from a rare parasitic infection called rat lungworm disease.
Sarah Emerson
11.5.18
worms

Parasitic Worms Are Weed Edibles for Mice

These worms may be the key to targeted, natural treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Mirjam Guesgen
8.29.18
Asking for a friend

How Much Sushi Is Too Much?

Parasites, mercury, bacteria, oh my.
Misha Gajewski
1.24.18
Sea Fleas

Flesh-Eating Sea Fleas Feast on Teen’s Feet at Australian Beach

It’s not shark jaws you have to be worried about, but microscopic pincers.
Caroline Haskins
8.7.17
This is a thing

I Have a Pathological Fear of Tapeworms

So intense that it warrants anxiety meds.
Amber Bryce
7.10.17
Livable Planet

Portland Hit Crisis Mode After Parasites Flooded City's Drinking Water

Residents learn the hard way after refusing treatment plant to save on the cost of water.
Seth Heller
6.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

No, Your Cat Is Not Making You Crazy

A new study found that a common parasite often spread by cats is not to blame for the development of mental health issues.
Anna Langston
2.22.17
lawsuit

Woman Sues Popeye's for Contracting Flesh-Eating Parasite, No One Believes Her

The plaintiff alleges that the worm “embedded in the interior lining of (her) small intestine” and “began to eat (her) alive from inside-out” after its eggs hatched.
Nick Rose
2.19.17
poverty

Southerners Weren’t 'Lazy,' Just Infected With Hookworms

The story of the postbellum South, as told by parasites.
Sarah Emerson
4.28.16
farming

A New Study Says Free-Range Chickens Carry More Parasites

According to a new study from the University of California, cage-free chickens are more likely than birds raised on commercial farms to be infected with parasites.
Phoebe Hurst
1.13.16
Alaska

Alaska Is Falling in Love with a Hideous Fungus

Meet chaga, a parasitic birch tree fungus long-esteemed in Siberian folk medicine for its purportedly curative properties. Lately, it's become the hottest new cup of tea in Alaska's cafes.
Matthew Zuras
2.25.15
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