Bugs Bites Parasites Episode 1

Event 12 May 2013

Consultant, Dr Tim O’ Dempsey, presents a case of a traveller just back from South East Asia following a diagnosis of a "wandering" parasitic worm and discovers additional parasitic activity.   He treats another patient with a burrowing parasite usually found in the stomachs of cats and dogs.  Tom Fletcher, treats a pregnant mother struck down with malaria which, potentially, threatens her unborn child.   And he confronts the possibility that a man working in a gold mine in West Africa may have one of the most dangerous and contagious infections in the world.

The six-part series airs on Sundays from 21st July 2013 to 25th August 2013 at 10pm on Discovery (SKY 520 and Virgin 211).