A Washington University researcher has received a $100,000 global health grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support research focused on preventing the transmission of parasitic diseases in developing countries.
Although there are drugs to help kill parasitic worms and their eggs in the human body, stopping their transmission in the environment is challenging.
Technicians test blood for filariasis, a parasitic infection, in a field laboratory in the town of Madingou in the Republic of Congo. Their work is part of project led by Dr. Gary Weil of the Washington University Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease.
Credit Gary Weil/Washington University School of Medicine