By Hany Elsheikha 2:30 PM Monday Apr 27, 2015 Brain-eating amoeba: Naegleria fowleri Naegleria fowleri – commonly known as brain-eating amoeba – is single-celled and free-living and thrives in warm bodies of water. This parasite can cause a rare brain infection called meningoencephalitis, which causes severe brain inflammation. The amoeba also causes a whole host of other neurological symptoms and has a fatality rate approaching 100%. If water containing the amoeba enters the nose, the […]
Many individuals struggle to achieve their ideal body weight. Many people spend enormous amounts of money on gym memberships, personal trainers, and weight loss pills but achieve minimal results. More than a problem of metabolism and food intake, recent studies show that intestinal parasites can also be responsible for unwanted weight gain. These intestinal parasites enter the human body through different channels like food and water. These parasites may be one among the causes of […]
Here are 10 foreign things that live inside the human body. Parasites and other nuisances know few boundaries, and among some of the creepy crawlies, human skin doesn’t even serve as a deterrent.
Are You Infected? Symptoms of Parasite Infection There are several symptoms that can be signs of parasite infection. However, many parasites go unnoticed. A parasite’s survival is dependant on how well it can conceal itself. This makes parasite infection very difficult to diagnose. Though if you listen closely to you body and notice the subtle changes that take place you can spot a parasite infection before it causes serious damage. Digestive Problems Numerous digestive […]
Author Hany Elsheikha Associate Professor of Parasitology at University of Nottingham Disclosure statement Hany Elsheikha is affiliated with ESCCAP UK & Ireland. Partners The University of Nottingham provide funding as a founding partner of The Conversation UK. Republish this article We believe in the free flow of information. We use a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence, so you can republish our articles for free, online or in print. Republish Won’t find him here. DiscoveryTV, CC […]