Bugs, Bites & Parasites

July 5, 2013 by  
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Trypanosomiasis

Bugs, Bites & Parasites: Tropical Diseases Uncovered will follow a team of medics from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the Royal Liverpool Hospital in their fight against tropical diseases both in the Liverpool wards and in the developing world.

Cases include patients with Trypanosomiasis which sends its victims into a zombie-like trance, to maggots laying eggs in a holidaymaker’s ear and the shocking results of a Liver Fluke disease, which grows armies of parasites under the skin. The result is tales of breath taking medical detective work, gripping human stories, gruesome illnesses and an epic, global battle to save countless millions of lives.

Experts will include Major Tom Fletcher, one of the Army’s top specialists in Tropical Medicine, practicing at both the Tropical and Infectious Diseases Unit at Liverpool and on the frontline in Afghanistan and Iraq and Professor David Lalloo, a leading figure in the fight against tropical diseases around the world.Bugs, Bites and Parasites: Tropical Diseases Uncovered follows tales of breath taking medical detective work, gripping human stories, gruesome illnesses and an epic, global battle to save countless millions of lives.

Sundays from 21st July, 10pm on Discovery Channel