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Five tiny parasites cause some of the most devastating diseases including malaria, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and guinea worm disease. These diseases affect 1 in every 18 people in the world.
Explore the challenges we face in fighting five of the most persistent parasites and discover the people who are fighting against them – from scientists and researchers in the laboratory to the local communities and workers on the front line.
These resources were produced as part of the interactive exhibition, Parasites: Battle for Survival which ran at the National Museum of Scotland from 6 December 2019 to 19 April 2020.