Tagged With Parasites

A scientist won $1.8 million to study how parasitic worms suppress our immune systems with venom to live inside us undetected


Zombie cicadas in the US lure victims with promises of sex before passing on a deadly, mind-controlling parasite


Doctors found a worm over an inch long inside a woman's tonsil after she ate sashimi



The bugs that lay eggs all over your body


A woman pulled a half-inch-long worm out of her eyeball after a trail run, and then found 3 more


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