parasitic disease


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par·a·sit·ic dis·ease

a disease due to the presence and vital activity of a parasite, or as a reaction to a parasite.

parasitic disease

A disease resulting from the growth and development of parasitic organisms (plants or animals) in or on the body.
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Madam, the colossal expansion of the world's population in recent times has observed a proportional increase in the incidence of rare parasitic diseases such as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
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.
Also known as bilharzia or "snail fever", this tropical parasitic disease affects over 200 million people, making it one of the most devastating epidemics in the world, second only to malaria.
A letter to the editor to the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases by two parasitic disease researchers charged that limited awareness of Chagas disease among US health professionals--particularly obstetricians and gynecologists--as well as the general public is hampering public health efforts to control the disease and its spread, ABC Newsletter reported.
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease caused by Taenia solium.
Both ministries of Health and Water are launching awareness campaigns to show people how to deal with this parasitic disease.
Course manager John Moloney has employed the services of water experts Chem Aqua to install a filtration and UV light system to prevent the waterborne parasitic disease affecting the racecourse.
In regions where the parasitic disease is endemic, one infection blurs into the next.
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.
During the Australian Sheep Veterinarians conference recently, Dr David Jenkins from Charles Sturt University, said that while farmers have made inroads into the control of parasitic disease in dogs, theres still more work to be done in the area of parasite prevention.