Supplemented nutrition decreases helminth burden and increases drug efficacy in a natural host-helminth system

Amy Sweeny, Melanie Clerc, Paulina Pontifes, Saudamini Venkatesan, Simon Babayan & Amy Pedersen
Gastrointestinal helminths are common parasites of humans, wildlife, and livestock, causing chronic infections. In humans and wildlife, poor nutrition or limited resources can compromise individuals’ immune response, predisposing them to higher helminth burdens. This relationship has been tested in laboratory models by investigating infection outcomes following reductions of specific nutrients. However, much less is known about how diet supplementation can impact susceptibility to infection, acquisition of immunity, and drug efficacy in natural host-helminth systems. We...
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