Canadian biologist joins Aussie Uni for life saving research

Snail Fever - is that the follow-up to Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever"? [I joke - it's a nasty disease and I'm proud that Canadians are working in this area]

Dr Russell Wyeth of St Francis Xavier University has received an Australian Government Endeavour Fellowship to spend six months with a USC team, led by Dr Scott Cummins, that aims to “sniff out” a possible solution to the deadly disease schistosomiasis.

This disease – also known as snail fever – is spread by freshwater snails that host the parasitic worm larvae and live in water that is used by humans.