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Cyclosporiasis Cases Being Investigated In Tarrant County

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Workers with Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) are advising healthcare providers to be on the lookout for patients with Cyclosporiasis.

Health workers are being encouraged to test for the infection when a patient has had diarrhea lasted more than a few days or diarrhea that is accompanied by severe anorexia or fatigue. 300 more words



“There’s something growing inside of you,” the doctor said as calmly as she could.

“Oh God, another baby!” Kay said.

“No,” Dr. Zylich replied, “A baby would have been a blessing. 348 more words


Monsters Inside Of Me (Leishmaniasis). Gross

What IS Leishmaniasis, you ask?

Leishmaniasis (/ˌliːʃməˈnaɪəsɪs/) or leishmaniosis (/liːʃˌmeɪnɪˈoʊsɪs/ or /liːʃˌmænɪˈoʊsɪs/)[1] is a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania and spread by the bite of certain types of sandflies.[2] 384 more words

A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words

Leishmania parasites: neglected tropical killers

Later this year I will be visiting The Gambia in West Africa to work on a GirlGuiding community project. Before I go I will need to have some vaccinations to protect me from several of the diseases found there. 640 more words

Life, The Universe And Everything Else

Coffee Talk: Authors With Multiple Names

(Disclaimer: I wrote this several weeks ago, so while my thoughts still apply, my main point may seem a little behind the times.)

If you haven’t already heard, Katie Finn is Morgan Matson and she is the reason for today’s Coffee Talk. 477 more words

Neil Gaiman

Scientists find way to trap, kill malaria parasite.

Scientists may be able to entomb the malaria parasite in a prison of its own making, researchers at Washington University report in Nature.

As it invades a red blood cell, the malaria parasite takes part of the host cell’s membrane to build a protective compartment. 600 more words