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May 18, 2007



ah, parasites, so very ingenious cool. People keep telling me I shouldn't be so enthusiastic about parasites, but I tell them dinosaurs are cool as well, but I wouldn't want one of them crawling out of my nose either.


So how can one prove that they have one?


If you wanted to prove that you or someone you know is infected with Ascaris, your best bet is to check the suspect's stool for the worm's eggs.

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