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A brown Mediterranean grouper. We don’t see it on the picture, but it hosts many parasites! Parent Géry/Wikimédia

Even groupers have parasites

Mediterranean groupers are not alone: they are home to a wide variety of parasites.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria (coloured yellow) enmeshed within a human white blood cell (coloured red). MRSA is a major cause of hospital-associated infections. (NIAID)

Drug-resistant superbugs: A global threat intensified by the fight against coronavirus

Antimicrobial resistance is a public health and economic disaster waiting to happen. If we do not address this threat, by 2050 more people will die from drug-resistant infections than from cancer.
Giardia is an example of a parasite you don’t want to catch. Symptoms can include diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, fatigue, weakness and weight loss. From shutterstock.com

What are parasites and how do they make us sick?

There are three classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans. Here's what you need to know.
The world’s smallest frog can fit on a dime. E.N. Rittmeyer et al. (2012)

Curious Kids: What is the smallest animal ever?

Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.

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