Of Parasites and Plagues

Claire Panosian Dunavan, MD, explores lesser known domestic and global infectious diseases

Of Parasites and Plagues
COVID and Aspergillus Are Dangerous Bedfellows

Attention must be paid to this new, sometimes deadly duo

April 16, 2023
A computer rendering of Aspergillus fungus.
Of Parasites and Plagues
Man Versus Malaria

The latest news: from good to dire

March 19, 2023
A photo of a woman holding an anti-malaria kit assisted by local NGO pharmacists in Tanzania
Of Parasites and Plagues
'Listeria Is Everywhere'

Never underestimate this (sometimes) deadly bug that can easily taint modern foods

March 5, 2023
A computer rendering of listeria bacteria.
Of Parasites and Plagues
Group A Strep's Most Sinister Sequelae

A recent uptick in pediatric infections should remind us of the pathogen's many guises

February 3, 2023
A microscope image of Streptococcus pyogenes
Of Parasites and Plagues
Kissing Bug Confidential: Priorities for Managing Chagas Disease

Is Trypanosoma cruzi closer than we think, and what should we do about it?

January 8, 2023
A photo of a kissing bug
Of Parasites and Plagues
Cholera Returns With a Vengeance

Climate change, conflicts, and depleted stocks of vaccine compound mounting concerns

December 22, 2022
“Le Cholera” first appeared in 1912 in an illustrated supplement of France’s Le Petit Journal.
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A Tropical Medicine Meeting in Lockdown

Reflecting on the future of conferences while "Sleepless in Seattle"

November 16, 2022
A photo of the Washington State Convention Center and the Seattle, Washington skyline
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What's Eating Maddie's Knee?

And larger lessons of a tropical ulcer

August 9, 2022
A photo of the hole in Maddie’s Knee.
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Hazardous Waters: Lessons From a Brain-Eating Amoeba

Broader education and preventive efforts can help stop N. fowleri in its tracks

July 19, 2022
A computer rendering of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis
Of Parasites and Plagues
Peril in Paradise: Rat Lungworm's Threat in Tropical Getaways

With summer travel picking up, broader education among the public and providers is essential

June 12, 2022
A photo of a slug which is a vector for rat lungworm disease
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Name That Rash: Is It Monkeypox?

Rapid identification and protection are essential

May 24, 2022
A photo of monkeypox rash visible on the backs of a man’s hands.

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