North Korean defector had 27cm parasitic worm in his stomach

North Korea 0 Comment 1

Dozens of parasites and corn kernels found in man shot as he fled to South Korea, hinting at extent of malnutrition in North

Parasitic worms have been found in a North Korean soldier critically injured while defecting to South Korea, highlighting nutrition and hygiene problems that observers believe have plagued the isolated country for decades.

Dozens of flesh-coloured parasites, one of which was 27cm (11 inches) long, were found in the man’s digestive tract during life-saving operations, according to the lead surgeon, Lee Cook-jong.

Related: North Koreans fired 40 rounds at defecting soldier, South Korea says

Continue reading…
Source: north-korea
Link : North Korean defector had 27cm parasitic worm in his stomach

Author

Leave a comment

Search

Back to Top