This article presents the procedures on how dracunculiasis is being diagnosed and treated.
Robert Koch’s pioneering work of infectious diseases like anthrax and tuberculosis revolutionized microbiology. He formulated the infamous Koch’s postulates that have been modified by exceptions through the years. What are these exceptions?
The germ theory is one of microbiology’s most significant theories. The theory states that germs (e.g. bacteria, fungi, protozoans, etc.) cause diseases. Scientists who designed the theory also designed procedures to prevent the transmission of diseases.
Robert Koch’s postulates are significant in the development of microbiology as a science. Learn these postulates by reading this article.
Eradicating schistosomiasis in an affected population is a complex process requiring multitude efforts. The government, health workers, and especially the people should join hand to hand in combating the disease.
This is part 2 of the series on obesity. This article discusses three recent theories on the causes of obesity.
This article (part 4 of the series) presents the current medical methods in diagnosing and treating onchocerciasis.
This article (part 2 of the series) discusses pertinent facts on the epidemiology and prevention of onchocerciasis.
This article (Part 3 of the series) discusses how the juvenile and adult forms of Onchocerca volvulus cause eye and skin diseases to infected persons.
This article (part 1 in the series) discusses the relevant information on the anatomy, life cycle, reproduction, and transmission of Onchocerca volvulus.
Many people in various parts of the world suffer from the debilitating effects of elephantiasis and related diseases caused by the filarial worm Wuchereria bancrofti. The number of infected persons may decrease if they are just knowledgeable on the epidemiology and treatment of the infection.
Legionnares’ Disease is considered fatal if not diagnosed early and treated with the right antibiotics. Strong immunity is highly important to combat the disease. The disease is somewhat historically popular but medically misunderstood. Learn important things about the disease through this article.
Can anthrax be cured? Is there a vaccine? Find out about the treatments and diagnostic procedures for anthrax.
Wuchereria bancrofti is the causative agent of elephantiasis. It is a filarial worm belonging to Phylum Nematoda. This article presents the techniques on how to diagnose and treat W. bancrofti infection.
Alaria americana is a trematode that has the ability to cause enteritis (infection of intestine) in canids (e.g. dogs, foxes, coyotes etc.) but less common in human. Learn something about this parasite by reading this article.
Uvulifer ambloplitis is a common parasite of fishes and kingfishers. Infected fishes exhibit black spots in their skins making them unsafe to eat by humans. Read this article regarding this parasitic trematode.
This article presents brief historical accounts of the disease caused by Wuchereria bancrofti or lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis.