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Can it hurt you to eat a worm in a strawberry

My grandson loves strawberries, but this morning he was eating his cereal and I had cut up strawberries to put in it. My eye sight is not the best, but I think that slice of berry must have been ...
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Does being infected protect one from further infection?

Does being infected protect one from further infection? Intuition for why it could be the case When one catch an infective disease, its immune system becomes more active which could eventually also ...
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How to check for presence of intestinal parasites and what's the procedure to get rid of them?

What are the standard procedures of detecting intestinal parasites in the body (e.g. Ascaris lumbricoides) and what are the methods to get rid of them in case they're present? Can CT scan detect them,...