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Seeking answers to a complicated worldwide parasite

Unique Canadian research effort It’s a microscopic parasite you probably haven’t heard of even though it’s very common. Toxoplasma gondii. (T.gondii), which causes toxoplasmosis, infects one-third of the world’s population.  Over 90 percent of women of childbearing age are at »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous

Climate change increasing diseases in Arctic

New study implicates global warming in spread of disease including parasites. It’s a parasite that is widely spread around the world, and it has been found among high percentage of the Arctic population Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite known »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Tropical parasitic infection found in the Arctic

Researchers were surprised to find an intestinal parasite usually found in the tropics has been making people sick in Canada’s Arctic in the province of Quebec. Cryptosporidium causes diarrhea and vomiting and is a leading cause of death from diarrhea »

Health, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Call to end malaria around the world

This week, April 25 to be exact,  was “World Malaria Day” . The theme of this year’s world malaria day was “End Malaria” It is a major and deadly scourge around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2015 there »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Society

Unprecedented parasite in seal sickens northerners

Seal meat is a traditional staple for indigenous people living in the north, but for the first time, it made 12 of them sick this winter because of a parasite called trichinella. This parasite is usually found in walrus meat »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Leishmania parasite study could help find vaccine

Research lead by McGill University has found an important mechanism behind leishmaniasis, a sometimes deadly parasitic disease transmitted by sandflies. The researchers found that molecules known as exosomes boost the ability of the parasite to infect humans and other mammals. »