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It makes my skin crawl thinking about it. Seems we're becoming a third world country, huh?
1 posted on 12/25/2007 10:17:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Women, minorities hardest bit.


3 posted on 12/25/2007 10:21:04 PM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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“We need to begin erasing these horrific health disparities,” Hotez wrote

Agreed. immediate deportation is the only way.


6 posted on 12/25/2007 10:28:39 PM PST by enduserindy (I might be going to hell in a bucket but.......crap.)
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Makes my butt itch. They just need to give these people a few treatments of Castor oil.

"Because of its possible links to asthma, it would be important to determine whether covert toxocariasis is a basis for the rise of asthma among inner-city children in the northeastern United States," he added.

They'd be better off looking at the cockroach asthma link.

7 posted on 12/25/2007 10:34:24 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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What a bunch of crap.

With worms no less.

8 posted on 12/25/2007 10:46:16 PM PST by onedoug
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robot chicken worms?
9 posted on 12/25/2007 10:58:04 PM PST by robomatik
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Up to 23 percent of urban black children may be infected with Toxocara eggs ... could add up to tens of thousands of cases of tapeworm

As usual there are no real data presented to assess the magnitude of the problem and only the extreme stats are used to gin up fear and funding. If 50,000, then we are talking about only one citizen in 6,000 having tapeworm.
10 posted on 12/25/2007 11:16:14 PM PST by yazd
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The worms crawl in
the worms crawl out
they crawl all over
the dead man’s snout
....


13 posted on 12/25/2007 11:46:44 PM PST by Atchafalaya
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Working my way through college, I was an orderly for a while, then a med tech. Back in the early 60’s I recall vividly watching a old lady sneeze a couple of worms out her nose. The scuttlebutt with this was that it (Strongyloides) was then usually associated with rural elderly farmer-people, and not necessarily the “poor.” BTW, I don’t think it’s significantly more prevalent now.


15 posted on 12/25/2007 11:52:16 PM PST by Rudder
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I KNEW IT!

It was a typo, Al, go home!

It's Global WORMING, not warming!

19 posted on 12/26/2007 12:31:14 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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National Health Care would probably fix this in one day.


21 posted on 12/26/2007 3:43:06 AM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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“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.


22 posted on 12/26/2007 3:54:14 AM PST by driftdiver
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23 posted on 12/26/2007 4:02:29 AM PST by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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Pure BS. Where to start?

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.

27 posted on 12/26/2007 5:23:46 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("At last my arm is complete!" Sweeney Todd)
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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.


33 posted on 12/26/2007 6:33:20 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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The worms go in
the worms go out
the worms play pinochle
on your snout
35 posted on 12/26/2007 7:49:12 AM PST by null and void (I've always liked Ron Paul, he is not a like a serial rapist. - rovenstinez)
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Good thing we have the bot flies controlled. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23eimVLAQ2c
36 posted on 12/26/2007 7:53:42 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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I would not wish to be judged by a jury of morons.

For myself, I would appreciate all Freepers fully availing themselves of jury duty. I promise to do the same.

37 posted on 12/26/2007 7:55:43 AM PST by laotzu
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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.


40 posted on 12/26/2007 8:00:09 AM PST by darth
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I've gotten these kind of worms before. They made me really sick too, and gave me amnesia.

42 posted on 12/26/2007 8:23:10 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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"...because it only affects the poor it has been ignored," Hotez said via e-mail.

The poor are NEVER a topic of conversation in this country....

</sarcasm>

43 posted on 12/26/2007 8:48:21 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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