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Infested! Living With Parasites

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  • Last updated on Jun 13, 2016
Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them. He gives himself a tapeworm, and also encounters lice, leeches and the deadly malaria parasite, before swallowing a pill-camera to reveal what is growing within him. Michael learns a new-found respect for these extraordinary creatures, which can live off and even take control of their hosts for their own survival.
Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them. He gives himself a tapeworm, and also encounters lice, leeches and the deadly mala...
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