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Surgeons find never-before-seen parasite in body of defector shot 5 times while escaping North Korea

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    http://uk.businessinsider.com/south...sites-north-korean-defector-2017-11?r=US&IR=T

    Surgeons find never-before-seen parasite in body of defector shot 5 times while escaping North Korea
    • shot five times, remained in critical condition after hours in two rounds of surgery, said an article in the Korea Biomedical Review published Wednesday.

      "We are struggling with treatment as we found a large number of parasites in the soldier's stomach, invading and eating into the wounded areas," Lee Guk-jong, the physician who treated him, told the Review.

      "We have also discovered a parasite never seen in Koreans before," Lee said. "It is making the situation worse and causing tremendous complications."

      It's unclear whether the parasite has been seen in other parts of the world.



      A professor at a medical school told the Review that North Korean defectors would often come to South Korea riddled with parasites, with one patient having more than 30 types of roundworms in her body. The problem is common among defectors, the professor said, but may not be reflective of the North Korean population.

      But the case of this defector stands above the others — his small intestine is ruptured, contaminated with fecal matter, and infected with parasites, Lee told the Review.

      "He has everything that he could have," Lee said. "It is very likely that the prognosis will be worse than other general trauma patients as he has been in a state of shock induced by heavy bleeding and we expect to deal with many complications."
     
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    Never before seen worm? Its said he had Round Worm(Ascariasis Lumbricoides) found normally in Tropical and Semi-Tropical climates. it is not some worm from Alien world as that news seems to suggest.
     
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    Maybe it's a Communist worm.
     
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    Non-colonial farming expertise. @Guynextdoor, @GSLV Mk III, @_Anonymous_

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/kim-jong-un-may-caused-115421968.html

    Kim Jong Un May Have Caused a Parasitic Worm Epidemic in North Korea By Making Farmers Spread Human Faeces on Their Crops
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    The prevalence of parasitic worms causing health problems in North Korea may be the result of a personal intervention by Kim Jong Un, who urged farmers to spread human excrement on their fields to fertilize crops.


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    “In my over 20 year-long career as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a textbook,” the lead doctor working on the case, Lee Cook-jong, said.


    The soldier, who has not been identified but is reportedly in his mid-20s, was flown to hospital on Monday after being shot several times while making his escape to South Korea. He was hit in the buttocks, his armpit the back of his shoulder and his knee as he was struck by a hail of bullets from his former North Korean comrades.

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    North Korea’s state spending on food and public amenities like electricity have long been dwarfed by its military spending.

    The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (DCNKHR) has outlined how North Korea spends 20 per cent of its annual GDP on the military despite the lack of adequate food.


    In September North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear weapons test. The government claimed it had exploded a hydrogen bomb capable of being mounted onto an intercontinental ballistic missile.
     
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    All while spending money on ICBMs.
     

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