Tagged With Parasites

A woman went blind after showering with contacts in, and an eye doctor says it's because a contact lens is a 'sponge' for fungi and amoebas


A brain-invading parasite called rat lungworm has infected more than 80 people in Hawaii after they ate slugs and snails


A teen died after tapeworm eggs hatched and formed cysts in his brain



Australia is about to see a spike in gastro cases -- here's why


A dangerous parasitic illness spread by bugs that bite people's faces at night is spreading in the US, doctors warn


An artist found an inch-long parasitic worm in his eye — and created a haunting image



A foodborne illness has sickened at least 395 people who ate at McDonald's, and forced recalls from Trader Joe's and Walgreens — here's what to know about cyclosporiasis


These invasive ticks can appear in such numbers that they drain cattle of their blood -- and they have now been found in the US for the first time


A woman found 14 worms hiding in her eye after it got red and scratchy -- showing that a new species is capable of infecting humans


A Canadian couple got infected by hookworm while walking on a beach -- here's what to know about the parasites


A 99-million-year-old fossil shows even dinosaurs got bitten by ticks


A drug-resistant malaria superbug is on the rise -- here's why that's so concerning



Tiny mysterious sea creatures attacked and bloodied an Australian teen's legs -- here's what they probably were


A parasitic infection called Crypto is on the rise in US swimming pools


Sushi lovers have been warned about raw fish parasites after a man was found with disgusting worms in his gut


Hawaiian health officials issue warning over an outbreak of brain-invading parasites



A pet expert explains the bizarre mind-controlling parasite you can contract from your cat


Mistletoe is actually a tree-killing parasite — here's how it became a Christmas icon


Thinking of malaria as a 'tropical' disease is a huge misunderstanding


Scientists have discovered why American honey bees are turning into zombies