Tag: parasites

The American Murderer: Hookworm Eradication Among “Our Native Born Whites”

In the United States and around the world, public health has taken center stage in recent years to investigate how we treat infectious disease and, more importantly, how we contain its spread. However, less attention has been given to the development of the public health systems we benefit from today and the now-eradicated ailments that… Read more →

Fleas, Fleas, Fleas

In September, I turned on Democracy Now! and came into a story about the mass extinction of a third of the world’s parasites. Although I made sure that my response to the story included the morally and ethically correct alarm and horror, I must admit my initial response was relief. After all, parasites are, um,… Read more →