Tag: worms

Ask an Entomologist: Larva Migrans

It’s not at all uncommon for strange skin conditions to be attributed to bugs, or bug bites. As an entomologist, it’s also not at all uncommon for someone to ask me to look at their […]

Filarial worm genome published

Elephantiasis is one of the more terrifying filarial diseases, mostly because of the gruesome images available online. The nematode worms that cause this disease are transmitted by mosquitoes, which is one of the reasons for […]