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Old 04-19-2010   #1
 
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nile paddlers in science

please excuse the nerdiness, but thought people might be interested to see kayakers enrolled in a scientific study published in a major journal. apparently a bunch of paddlers/spectators at the 2007 Nile Freestyle Festival were checked for schistosomiasis (bilharzia) infection. anyway, the study concluded that if you paddle (raft or kayak) the nile, you have a 17% chance of being infected with this wormy parasite. so, get yoself checked before the worms eat your liver.

link to the article:

Schistosomiasis, Upper Nile River | CDC EID

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Old 04-19-2010   #2
 
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That sucks....hope no one has it.
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