Welcome to Human Parasite specimens at the Natural History Museum, London.
This site provides a searchable catalogue of all the parasite specimens, in the collections of the Natural History Museum, which have been collected from a human host. Wherever possible details have been included of life stage, preservation method, date collected, and storage location. It is a stated aim of the museum to make its collections available for research, so there is additional material available for some specimens, such as digital images and sequence data.
By including all specimens collected from human hosts, this catalogue contains not only those parasites which have humans as their definitive hosts, but also material arising from host parasite relationships best categorized as zoonoses. It is also worth noting that due to the Museum's reputation for taxonomic expertise, it is often the case that rare and exotic specimens are sent to the museum for identification, and this material also features in the catalogue.