I just wanted to share with you two different videos on the parasite I research. For those of you who may not know; I am a parasitologist, I study parasitic animals...not people! My current research is on a parasitic worm, called Schistosoma, that infects people and lives in their blood system causing a disease called schistosomiasis
The first video was made by the excellent media experts at my workplace, the Natural History Museum of London. It is a stop motion video explaining the life cycle of schistosomiasis, brilliantly narrated by a child.
I love this video so much!I want to get it translated into lots of different languages so it can be shown at schools in countries with schistosomiasis and in countries without!
The second video I want to share with you is one I made (notice basic quality) whilst I was doing fieldwork for my research in Tanzania. I just wanted to explain what my schistosomiasis fieldwork involved, what kind of places we go to, how we find the schistosome parasite and what we do with it. The team and I were working pretty flat out so I was struggling to find the right words to express myself. I think as the day progresses I look more dishevelled and sound less coherent! Hopefully it makes sense though.