Sunday, May 23, 2010

Allergies? Asthma? Get infected with hookworms!

What did we do before the internet?

I recommend that you listen to Carl Zimmer's story on the Radiolab Podcast, preferably during the dinner hour.

Maybe we are just too clean for our own good, our poor immune systems never get a chance to do their thing so they start attacking the body they are supposed to be protecting.

Still, walking barefoot through latrines in Cameroon to pick up hookworms does seem a little extreme.

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