Parasites in the News – January 2017

If you haven’t voted on the best 2016 Parasite Ecology cartoon yet, please do! If you did, thanks! Have some links!

Not Up for Debate: The Science Behind Vaccination (New York Times)

We are resurfacing this article in light of the news that Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine crusader, has said he has been asked by President-elect Trump to lead an immunization safety committee.

Relatedly, it looks like the measles vaccine protects children from more than measles.

A research crew went on a quest for the ‘Lost City of the Monkey God.’ They nearly lost their faces for it.”

And finally, the prawns-eat-snails-to-reduce-Schistosoma-transmission project in Senegal was covered by BBC news, reminding me of that one time I tried to draw a motorcycle.

hastalavista

Yikes. That prawn terminator, though.

Have a good weekend!

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