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lainformaciĆ³, 2014-10-17

The word "Anisakis" included in the new edition of the Spanish Language Dictionary (ES)

The new edition of the Spanish Language Dictionary was presented yesterday, when the new words contained were revealed. In the field of Medicine, it is highlighted the inclusion of the word Anisakis, due to their recent relevance in the media.


ICOPA website, 2014-10-03

13th International Congress of Parasitology

Last August 10th-15th 2014, it was held in Mexico City the 13th edition of the International Congress of Parasitology. Some of PARASITE partners presented preliminary results obtained within the project.

In the link below you can access and download the presentations.

READ MORE, 2014-08-15

Anisakis: prevention is the key

The parasite is infective only if certain cautionary rules are not followed.


9th ISFP website, 2014-08-13

9th International Symposium on Fish Parasites

From 31st August to 4th September 2015 it will be held in Valencia (Spain) the 9th International Symposium on Fish Parasites. 

This is a prestigious scientific event which scientific programme will include all of the various disciplines and research fields of fish parasitology, with a special reference to the “New Challenges in Fish Parasitology” facing us in the coming years. In the form of Sessions, Workshops and International Collaborative Forums, the conference will include sessions related to the following general issues:

  • Parasite diversity and development of techniques for taxonomic and phylogenetic analyses.
  • Biology of parasites and host-parasite interactions.
  • Parasites as pathogens in aquaculture and wild ecosystems.
  • Use of parasites as bioindicators of ecosystems and fish stocks.
  • Impact of global changes and human activities on fish and their parasites in different earth regions.

Several of the PARASITE project partners will be there presenting their recent researches.


EUFIC, 2014-08-12

Is social media a potential resource for communicating food risk information? (EN)

Research from the EU-funded FoodRisC project into the most effective methods to communicate food risks and safety, has revealed the value of complimenting the use of traditional communication channels with social media. This study, carried out by researchers from across Europe, assessed whether European consumers already familiar with social media use it to seek information on food-related risks. Results show that risk information can be provided on social media alongside other information resources, but that it should not be considered as a substitute.