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What They Don’t Tell You About Slugs!

Yeah, my cousins got rat lungworm disease. Nasty!

OMG, a Sydney man is fighting for his life after he ate a garden slug for a dare. The unlucky 21 year old contracted rat lungworm disease which is a parasitic worm usually found floating around in rats’ arteries. It seems the slug ate some rat droppings which contained the larvae (and you pretty much know the rest). Oh and loons, this nasty little parasite can be caught via unwashed fruit and vegies too!

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