Pinworms have a worldwide distribution 11% in American 50% in England

The Enterobius pinworms have a worldwide distribution, and is the most common helminth (i.e., parasitic worm) infection in the United States, western Europe, and Oceania. In the United States, a study by the Center of Disease Control reported an overall incidence rate of 11.4% among people of all ages. Pinworms are particularly common in children, […]

there is a fungus in Thailand that attacks ants invades their brains

There is a fungus in Thailand that attacks ants invades their brains

Did you know that there’s a fungus in Thailand that attacks ants, invades their brains, and manipulates them to climb 25 cm up a tree and hang from a leaf on the northern side with their mandibles – perfect reproductive conditions for the fungus   Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) is a specialized fungal parasite that infects, manipulates […]