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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. 

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Parasites exhibition

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.

School children exploring Parasites exhibition © Neil Hannah

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