Skip to comments.Worms infect more poor Americans than thought
Posted on 12/25/2007 10:17:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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National Health Care would probably fix this in one day.
“He noted a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presented in November, found that almost 14 percent of the U.S. population is infected with Toxocara roundworms, which dogs and cats can pass to people”
I don’t buy 14%. Thats a huge number of people.
Here's hoping everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas...
“[Agreed. immediate deportation is the only way.]
You cant deport 20,000,000 worms.”
Just take away their ability to work and they’ll deport themselves. :)
Wow childhood stuff dies hard doesnt it?
You have sent my mind racing...
“Comet... it’s made from gasoline
Comet... it makes your mouth turn green
Comet... it makes you vomit
So get some Comet and vomit today
Beans, beans... etc. etc.
Urban playgrounds in the United States have recently been shown to be a particularly rich source of Toxocara eggs and inner-city children are at high risk of acquiring the infection," Hotez wrote, adding that this might be partly behind the rise in asthma cases in the country.
Toxocara is a genus of roundworms that infests domestic dogs and cats. The prevalence has fallen dramatically with the widespread use of prophylactic anti-helminic treatment, mainly among dogs, but to a lesser extent in cats. Seems to me, if there are fewer worms around and worm eggs cause asthma, that there ought to be fewer not more cases of asthma.
neurocysticercosis currently accounts for 10 percent of all seizures presenting to some emergency departments,
Boy, is this ever a vague statistic. Ten percent on some days at some emergency rooms? This condition is caused by tapeworm larvae that infest swine. Human disease is due to consumption of undercooked pork. Undercooked pork also accounts for another parasitic disease - trichinosis, which has dramatically decreased in the last 25 years. Hmmmm.
> We could just deport the worms when we discover them.
Yup, the worms and their food supply.
And it would be interesting to know what percentage of that is illegals who were infected when they came here or passed it on in those wonderful living conditions we hear they live in.
Yep, straight out of the application for grant lexicon. And then there's the predictable liberal tactic of declaring anything less than carte blanche funding as evidence of malice/prejudice:
"I feel strongly that this is such an important health issue and yet because it only affects the poor it has been ignored," Hotez said via e-mail.
Then straight off the gravy-train template comes the logical fallacy of the either/or card.
He said the United States spent hundreds of millions of dollars to defend against bio-terrorism threats like anthrax or smallpox or avian flu, which were more a theoretical concern than a real threat at present.
Real world translation: "See? See? You're spending money on batteries for the smoke detector against a totally theoretical fire when you've got real Japanese beetles--here right now!--attacking your lawn. My god, man! Where are your priorities?" (Spoken by the Chemlawn man canvassing the neighborhood.)
“Yeah, but don’t think for an instance that those worms are not being claimed as dependents on welfare applications!”
Think of all those democrat votes not being properly counted.
It isn’t just the poor though. My high school biology teacher was just featured on Discovery Health’s, Mystery Diagnosis, for having some type of worms.
...Just providing the parasitic diseases that Americans won’t provide....
For myself, I would appreciate all Freepers fully availing themselves of jury duty. I promise to do the same.
My family is not poor or dirty and my daughter was infected with pin worms last fall. The nurse says the source was likely some unwashed vegetables. Nobody else in the family became infected but we all had to take the same medicine she did. It was awful for her.
Please disregard post #37.
Anybody out there eating salads? Any imported fruits & veggies? On the advice of a physician friend of mine I take one Vermox pill annually in addition to taking all of the usual hygiene precautions. Yes, many Americans carry parasites. Immigrants are bringing in parasites that had been nearly eradicated, but most have always been here. Prevention is easy and cheap. I buy my Vermox outside the U.S.A. for about $6/pill and it only takes one.
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