Parasitic Disease


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Parasitic Disease

 

any disease caused by a parasite. Included among parasitic diseases are helminthiases, myiases, protozoan diseases (for example, malaria, amoebic dysentery, leishmaniasis, and sleeping sickness), and diseases that are caused by mites and ticks (for example, scabies). Fleas of the genus Tunga, which inhabit some tropical countries, penetrate the skin and produce a rash, itching, and suppuration. (For information on treatment and prevention of parasitic diseases, see entry under specific disease.)

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Washington, January 17 ( ANI ): In a new study, researchers have identified the cell signalling pathway used by parasitic diseases like malaria and toxoplasmosis to escape from and destroy their host cells and infect new cells, pointing the way toward possible new strategies to stop these diseases in their tracks.
The Moredun Research Institute will use the EU grant to look at vaccines used against parasitic diseases such as roundworm, tapeworm and fluke, as part of a consortium including 11 European groups, three from South America plus organisations from Africa, Asia and Australia.
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Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that affects around 12 million people worldwide.
An international symposium on parasitic disease control in eastern and southern Africa opened Tuesday in Nairobi, with a Japanese diplomat calling on developing countries to learn from the experience of developed nations such as Japan which have successfully eradicated parasitic diseases.
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that is endemic in Europe, the Middle East, India, central Asia, central and northern Africa, Central America, and South America.
Malaria is a parasitic disease of the blood which kills millions each year in developing countries and can also cause chronic disease.
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