A California man pulled a shockingly large tapeworm from his body, which he may have contracted from eating sushi, according to his doctors.
Rats get a bad rap for spreading the plague, or Black Death, that killed millions of people in medieval Europe. But they may not be to blame.
Hundreds of Vietnam War veterans may be infected with parasites called liver flukes, which can sometimes lead to cancer, recent research suggests.
For doctors, trying to figure out whether a person has a parasitic infection is like solving a mystery with few clues or only vague ones.
Injuries to eyeballs might make you want to squirm and cover your eyes, but these icky accidents and odd occurrences can also be illuminating.
A woman in Australia lost vision in her left eye due to a decade-long parasite infection, the Daily Mail reported yesterday (Sept. 20).
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