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It's a real warning for people not to eat a slug

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I wonder if he chewed.....

 

 

Hard to swallow but true, says relative - slug-eating dare caused rare disease

GLENDA KWEK

May 13, 2010 - 5:12PM

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/hard-to-swallow-but-true-says-relative--slugeating-dare-caused-rare-disease-20100513-v0k4.html

 

More details emerged this afternoon of the curious case of the young Sydney man who reportedly became severely ill after a dare to eat a slug.

 

A man who said he was a relative of the 21-year-old contacted smh.com.au this afternoon to say the young man had been in a north Sydney hospital for almost a month.

 

Do you know more? Text 0424 SMS SMH (+61 424 767 764), email us at scoop@smh.com.au or direct message on Twitter @smh_news

 

"He was in the ICU unit for a period of time," said the family member, who gave his name but asked not to be identified and who would not identify his sick relative.

 

"It's a real warning for people not to eat a slug."

 

He said doctors had told the family his relative might have contracted rat lungworm parasitic disease from the slug.

 

Slugs such as the giant African snail can infect humans with bacteria, viruses and parasites - usually the rat lungworm, or Angiostrongylus cantonensis parasite, NSW Health said.

 

The department's director of communicable diseases, Jeremy McAnulty, said in a statement today that people should not eat raw slugs or snails and should wash their hands after touching them.

 

"It is also important to thoroughly wash and cook any produce that could be contaminated by animals," he said.

 

"In the past, this sometimes has happened after a person has been dared to eat a slug or snail."

 

Symptoms of the non-infectious disease, while rare or short-lived, include "meningitis with headache, stiff neck, tingling or pain in the skin, fever, nausea, and vomiting", Dr McAnulty said.

 

"Even if infected, most people recover fully without treatment. However, it can sometimes cause severe meningitis. Because humans are not the natural host of the parasite, the parasite eventually dies without treatment."

 

The family member said doctors told him the man was expected to recover.

 

A 2008 paper in the media journal The Lancet Infectious Disease reported that, by that year, there were at least 2827 documented cases of human Angiostrongyliasis worldwide.

 

Several outbreaks of the disease were reported in China, Taiwan and in the United States, the paper said.

 

Sydney had its first reported case of a man who almost died after contracting meningitis through Angiostrongylus cantonensis in 2001, doctors wrote in The Medical Journal of Australia in 2003.

 

Doctors said the man told them he swallowed two slugs from a Sydney garden after a dare.

 

 

 

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Great pick up line: Hi babe you may have read about me in the news. I was that guy in hospital for months with rat parasites living in my lungs because I was eating slugs.

 

Now, how about a kiss? :D

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Hey hey hey nobody ever got sick eatin nature's studded dildo.

 

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you really dont want any parasite action.

There was a miniseries called "Monsters inside Me" /nohomo/

on the learning channel or discovery or some shit

I seen the first one and from morbid curiosity ended

up watching like 5 more hours of the shit.

I repeat

YOU DONT WANT PARASITES

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seriously, who would have thought this was a good idea?

do people not have common sense no more?

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why care about some nitwit

 

I was more concerned about the slug. Poor thing got eaten by a dickhead.

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i just got the chills,. yucky. :tongue:

 

:zombie:

 

 

or :eek:

 

or maybe :yuck:

 

 

:sick: :twitch:

 

 

 

:shook:

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