Detection of Ophidascaris robertsi nematode infection in a 64-year-old woman from southeastern New South Wales, Australia. A) Magnetic resonance image of patient’s brain by fluid-attenuated inversion recovery demonstrating an enhancing right frontal lobe lesion, 13 × 10 mm. B) Live third-stage larval form of Ophidascaris robertsi (80 mm long, 1 mm diameter) removed from the patient’s right frontal lobe. C) Live third-stage larval form of O. robertsi (80 mm long, 1 mm diameter) under stereomicroscope (original magnification ×10).

This woman had a worm in her brain for a year

The world’s first case of a new parasitic infection in humans has been discovered after surgeons detected a live eight-centimetre roundworm from a carpet python in the brain of a 64- year-old Australi...

This electron microscopic (EM) image depicted a monkeypox virion, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. It was a thin section image from of a human skin sample. On the left were mature, oval-shaped virus particles, and on the right were the crescents, and spherical particles of immature virions.

Monkeypox may have evolved at an accelerated rate scientists say

The recent Monkeypox virus may have evolved at an accelerated rate scientists say. The virus is mutating up to 12 times faster (in one year) than expected. In all, the virus carries 50 new mutations n...

Scanning electron micrograph depicting Yersinia pestis bacteria (the cause of bubonic plague). Public Domain

A Brief History of Pandemics

Here is A Brief History of Pandemics. What are pandemics? How do they spread? Some well-known ones in history like the plague, swine flu and Spanish flu.

Morphology of Coronavirus. Image by Center for Disease Control (CDC)

What are Zoonotic Diseases? Is Covid 19 a Zoonotic disease? FAQs

FAQ on diseases that jump from animals to humans like Covid19 and their transmission. Series will include information on the plague, Spanish flu, swine, bird flu & Covid19.

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No Drugs Effective for Covid19

While drug testing is going on globally, there is NO REAL DATA that any drug is effective against COVID19.

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