November 15, 2019

‘Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites’

By Karl W Oestreich

Rochester Magazine
by Steve Lange

How Dr. Bobbi Pritt—the “Parasite Gal”—has made parasites accessible. Interesting. Relatable, even. All while fighting to save you from them.

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Reach: Rochester Magazine averages more than 56,000 readers per issue. In addition to the nearly 15,000 copies distributed monthly, Rochester Magazine is also released in its entirety in a turn-the-page format on www.rochestermagazine.com. The magazine's online readership averages 40,000 unique viewers each month.

Context: As director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Bobbi Pritt, M.D. has coordinated the development of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays for multiple tick and mosquito-borne pathogens such as Plasmodium knowlesi, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoiPowassan virus and chikungunya virus. Dr. Pritt's Creepy Dreadful Parasites blog can be found here.

Contact: Heather Carlson Kehren

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