European aquaculture production provides direct employment to 80 000 people and has an estimated EUR 3 billion annual turnover. But parasites can cause severe disease outbreaks leading to high economic losses in finfish aquaculture.
Fresh insight into how a harmful parasite harnesses the energy it needs to function could point towards therapies to prevent potentially fatal diseases.
Just in time for Halloween, a new study reveals that pumpkin-colored zombies may be running rampant through your local salt marsh.
Mosquitoes harbor gut bacteria just like people do—and the bugs inside the bugs may hold a key to fighting malaria.
The progression and development of an infectious disease is directly dependent not only on the characteristics of the infectious agent but also on the genetic characteristics of the host, which also dictate the efficiency ...
New research indicates that fish may adapt their behaviour to defend against parasite infection. The findings are published in the Journal of Zoology.
Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic, debilitating condition that is spread by insects called kissing ...
A research team, led by John Graham-Brown at the University of Liverpool, describe three cases in UK dogs with recent history of travel to mainland Europe.
Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe.
An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.