Parasites: Battle for Survival

This exhibition will explore the fight to eliminate five tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland to do this.

Parasites: Battle for Survival

About Parasites: Battle for Survival

6th Dec 2019 to 19th Apr 2020
Normal opening hours
National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
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Malaria, Guinea Worm, Sleeping Sickness, Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis affect 1 in 18 people in the world. These five parasitic diseases are among a range which the World Health Organization is aiming to eliminate, some as soon as 2020.

Scottish institutions – the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of Dundee, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh – are at the forefront of these efforts.

Presented in partnership with these universities, this exhibition will explore the history of Scottish involvement in identifying and treating tropical disease and highlight the research currently taking place in Scotland, and across the globe, to eliminate them.

Exhibition Gallery 2, Level 3

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