The fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis sensu lato) causes the death of its host before scattering its pores to infect other ants.
"There is no telling how many I have in my yard," Pearland resident Marranda Ganucheau said.
Giant roundworm is the most common parasite in the world and can cause sufferers to cough as the worms move inside their body.
Scientists named them Xenomorphia, after the bloodthirsty, chest-splitting creatures from the Alien movies.
"He was buried in the sand for fun and it has become our nightmare," said Michael Dumas' mother.
"If you ate a salad from McDonald's since mid-May and developed diarrhea and fatigue, contact a health care provider about testing and treatment," a health official said.
Her symptoms gradually got worse until she had to visit the ER.
The mysterious lump crawled from her eye to her lip.
Anyone infected with the amoeba has a 97 percent chance of dying from it.
This kind of fungus that can linger and grow in an ants body for up to three weeks.
"The issue will likely not be settled before the spring (March-April) of 2018."
The insect features a trio of spines along its back, like a stegosaurus.
And deservedly so.
The spider can do nothing as it becomes home to the progeny of its own enemy.
Scientists get "unprecedented view" of how the fungal parasite takes control of an ant's body.
Turns out sewer systems can only do so much to cut down on infections.
Climate change is enabling this organism, which causes meningitis, to inhabit new regions.
"Put to work those who can and should work," the leader repeated in a tense meeting.
A new study says malaria is resisting the most effective drugs in Southeast Asia.
A study published in 'Science' reveals that plants communicate by sharing genetic information
A study found the mosquito-transmitted parasite is resistant to anti-malarial drugs in Cambodia-Thailand border regions