Women, minorities hardest bit.
“We need to begin erasing these horrific health disparities,” Hotez wrote
Agreed. immediate deportation is the only way.
"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.
With worms no less.
The worms crawl in
the worms crawl out
they crawl all over
the dead man’s snout
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.
It was a typo, Al, go home!
It's Global WORMING, not warming!
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...
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.
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.
For myself, I would appreciate all Freepers fully availing themselves of jury duty. I promise to do the same.
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.
I've gotten these kind of worms before. They made me really sick too, and gave me amnesia.
The poor are NEVER a topic of conversation in this country....