Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Can of Worms

Saw an interesting "true medical mystery" show on TLC the other night. It was about an actual case that CDC doctors had to unravel.

Seems that somewhere in the Southwest, in a community of affluent orthodox Jews, a teenager had developed weird seizures.

Baffled, eventually a brainscan was performed.

Revealing, to everyone's surprise, a mass of parisitic worms in his brain!

Luckily it was treatable.

But the worms were unusual.

They were pork parasites, and inspections had largely eliminated them from American pork.

And, these orthodox Jews weren't supposed to eat pork!

Did the teen "cheat" on his religious duties?

That was sort of the working assumption.

Then two more members of the community were found with the same worms!

Was someone targetting Jews for infection?


What a mystery!

Then, the CDC investigator had a revelation: most of these families had "immigrant" housekeepers!

"Immigrants" mostly from Mexico and "other third world countries."

That their status might be illegal was hinted at by the show, but not stated.

Doing blood tests for worm antigens, it was found that this parasitic infection was epidemic in the immigrant servants, at a rate of 2-3%. Several dozen were infected out of a few thousand!

And because they didn't wash their hands very well after using the toilet, through oral-fecal contamination (lovely), they passed the microscopic parasitic worm eggs into the food they prepared for their employers.

But didn't show signs of infection themselves.

Well, the researchers came back, intending to cure these people.

Unfortunately, being illegal and all, many had "moved on" by then.

Nobody knows where they are.

But the CDC knows where they've been.

Yes, they are tracking new cases of parasitic worms spreading all throughout the country in the wake of these disease carriers: North into Colorado, and in a band through the South to Georgia, and up the coast to New York City. This program was made in 2007.


Multiculturalism at its best!

Celebrate third world cultures and their third world diseases!

Let's encourage more to to come here with their infections!

Doing the jobs Americans won't do!

Infecting Americans with diseases we didn't have!

Excuse me, is that a worm in your brain?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are sound like Uncle adolf, that's great path you've chosen.

6:27 AM, June 14, 2007  
Blogger The_Bad said...

Aw, isn’t that cute? The anonymous liberal called you a Nazi.

I wonder which “path” you are referring to that likens the author to Hitler. Could you please clarify? If not, then go sit down and allow the adults to speak.

10:49 AM, June 14, 2007  

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