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Body Eating Worm Infects Victorian Couple

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 8, 2011 at 12:48 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Body eating worm, infamous in China and Thailand, made its way into the bodies of a Victorian couple after they consumed river fish during their trip to Western Australia.

 Body Eating Worm Infects Victorian Couple
Body Eating Worm Infects Victorian Couple
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The symptoms began 10 days after eating the river fish and they experienced muscle pains, fevers and vomiting. Sometimes they could also feel something moving under the skin. .

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Body eating worm known as the gnathostomiasis larvae, grow anywhere between 1-3mm long, have sharp teeth and can actually eat the tissues.

 

The couple has recovered after a treatment with antibiotics.  



Source: Medindia
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