30 Jan '18, 5pm

Doctors make grim 9ft long discovery inside man's bum

A SUSHI-lover who displayed no symptoms was found to have a huge 9ft tapeworm in his stomach. The worm had to be folded 18 times to fit into a picture taken by the Singapore General Hospital's Department of Microbiology. AsiaWire A man was found to have a huge 9ft tapeworm in his stomach Despite the tapeworm's length of 2.8 metres (9ft 2in), the patient showed no signs at all that a parasite was growing inside his body. "The patient was somewhat appalled when the worm was passed out via the rectum," said infectious diseases expert Hsu Li Yang. He shared details of the 2016 case to illustrate the issue of people being infected with parasites after eating raw or undercooked seafood. Professor Hsu said the 2.8 metre-long worm was clearly a tapeworm as no other human parasite could grow to such a length. "The question is what tapeworm, which will also help answer how the patie...

Full article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5461104/woman-tapeworm-stom...

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