scary parasites

alloprimate Manager macaque at bigfoot.com
Thu Feb 4 22:27:17 EST 1999

Jack Of All Trades wrote:
> Can someone tell me about parasites that grow under the skin or ' scary'
> stuff like that?
> Been hearing stories of :' bitten by something, years later a bumb on
> your skin forms and burst while ant, spiders, worms or whatever comes
> out'
> Can anyone tell me more about these things. Especialy the real stories,
> names of parasites, where they are foud, cure, treatment etc.
> I know one thing about contaminated water being drunk and a worm under
> the skin. Saw a similiar thing like that on TV-show 'ER'
> Does anyone know the details of that?
> Thanx, Jack

You may want to take a look at Mark Blaxter's website at
http://math.smith.edu/~sawlab/fgn/filgen1.html and read about African guinea
worm at http://math.smith.edu/~sawlab/fgn/pnb/dracmed.html#bioandepid.  My site,
The Nasty Diseases Website, provides links to some very good sites with worms
that crawl under the skin.  Just remember, if you are the one with the worms, it
is incredibly frightening and painful for the person involved.  There was a very
nice lady on this newsgroup several months ago whose mother died from a
Strongloides infection.  These small worms worked their way into her organs and
brain and killed her.  This was in Louisiana.  I used to joke about these things
until that happened.  The story of the bumps is in regards to certain biting
flies.  If eggs get under the bite wound, maggots can live under the skin. 
Happens alot with dogs, horses, and farm animals.  Humans, too.  

Bob Lewis
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