Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Posted by $ AMeador1 2 months, 2 weeks ago to Science
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I have wondered about this for years and finally made a quick search and here's what I found! I often wondered, if we are supposed to worm our cats and dogs, and they can pass worms to each other so easily - why aren't people being infected as well? Well, based on this article they are - to the tune of many millions of US citizens! So, why aren't doctors following up and this and worming us humans? Especially those who own pets know to carry them!
SOURCE URL: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3m88j/millions-of-americans-have-a-parasite-and-dont-realize-it


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  • Posted by $ 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    I suppose, like too much of the time anymore, the patient needs to do the research and question the doctors about it. Makes me wonder how much of the low energy, minor symptom issues so many people have - may be tied to this. Nasty!
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    • Posted by $ nickursis 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      Ever think it's set up that way on purpose?
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      • Posted by $ 2 months, 2 weeks ago
        I can see that angle - but I think it is a systemic issue of learned incompetence more than anything else. They could give people a test (that they charge for) and prescribe meds to deal with it if there is anything found - just like any other issues. I don't think that they are intentionally letting it go so they can get the larger amount of business later - maybe some of them would do this - just like there are turds in every kind of business, but I don't think that is the majority.
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