An ancestral form of Black Death bacteria has been found near the butt of a prehistoric flea.
Tadpoles from six countries, in both tropical and temperate locations, test positive for a disease-causing parasite.
If you think your life's bad, consider a spider that's turned into a zombie, brainwashed into building a home, and then killed when the job's done.
Certain parasites may influence the behavior of their victims, even increasing their likelihood of becoming a cannibal.
Parasitic wasps inject a virus to turn their victims into trembling, unwilling bodyguards. → → Continue reading →
No wonder this man wasn't feeling well: The worm causes sparganosis, meaning inflammation of the body's tissues in response to the parasite. Continue reading →
A chunk of amber preserves the exact moment, 50 million years ago, when a mite attached itself to an ant's head and began to feast. Continue reading →
A common parasite found in cat poop shows promise in treating aggressive forms of cancer. Continue reading →
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