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pnp Post time: 2018-4-8 11:21
Sounds like a joke!  You must have been reading more claims put forth by the quacks on the interne ...

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I've read that swallowing live tadpoles can cause you to croak.
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packing the well treated toad meat in the well kneaded unpoluted clay mud, then put it into the wood fired stove baking for measured time span ensure it is full cooked, serving it hot or cool. it's said a folk prenscrition.
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HailChina! Post time: 2018-4-8 04:18
Well what about that boy that ate a slug and now he is paralyzed. Don't French people like to eat  ...

Snails are a delicacy in some country, that is true. As for the boy, the reason he is paralyzed is because of the venomous nature of the mucous membrane surrounding the slug's body. If the slug had been prepared properly, it would have caused no damage whatsoever to the boy. It was the boy's ignorance (lack of knowledge) which caused his paralysis.
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From the International Journal of Infectious Diseases:

"Sparganosis is an infection of humans and animals caused by
the plerocercoid larvae (spargana) of various diphyllobothroid
tapeworms belonging to the genus Spirometra. Spargana live in
frogs and snakes who serve as the second intermediate hosts of
Spirometra, but they can also infect humans, pigs, rodents, and
birds who serve as the second intermediate hosts or paratenic
hosts. Carnivores such as dogs and cats serve as the final hosts of
Spirometra, which parasitize in their small intestines.
Humans become infected with spargana by drinking water
contaminated with procercoid-infected copepods, ingesting
undercooked meat of frogs or snakes infected with spargana, or
by placing poultices of frog or snake flesh or skin on the eyes or
open wounds and other lesions. In humans, spargana invade the
brain, eyes, spinal cord, breast, and subcutaneous tissues, resulting
in local tissue damage, blindness, paralysis, and even death, and
are a major threat to human health.
Sparganosis has been reported sporadically around the world,
and a higher prevalence of the disease occurs in several Asian
countries, including South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and China.
The first case of human sparganosis was reported in 1882 in
Xiamen of Fujian Province, China, and to date a total of more than
1000 cases of human sparganosis have been reported in 25
provinces in mainland China.

In China, human sparganosis has occurred sporadically, and the
majority of cases have been reported from southern provinces,
such as Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, and Hunan. We reviewed 110
articles (not listed in the cited references) published in the Chinese
language from January 2000 to September 2010 and found a total
of 164 recorded cases of human sparganosis, mainly from the
provinces of Guangdong, Henan, Fujian, Hunan, Guangxi, and
Hubei.

Cerebrospinal sparganosis, which is the most harmful form of
the disease in humans and can cause epilepsy, convulsions, or even
paralysis, accounted for 25.6% of these cases (42/164). Twenty-one
cases (12.8%) were in the eyes and 43 cases (26.2%) were in the
breast and abdomen. Cases caused by the unusual
swallowing of live tadpoles were relatively frequent, with 20 cases
reported in Henan Province in 2006–2008 and nine cases reported
in Guangdong in 2000–2002. In addition to the brain and spine,
spargana can live in any location within the human body after
entry through broken skin or the mouth, including the eyes, face,
neck, limbs, subcutaneous tissues of breast and abdomen, liver,
lungs, and kidney.

Human infections with spargana are often related to poor food
and health practices, such as drinking unboiled water contaminated
by Cyclops infected with procercoids, eating undercooked
frog or snake flesh, swallowing snake sacs or even live tadpoles to
reduce fever, and applying frog skin to the eyes, carbuncle sores, or
open wounds for treatment. Of the 164 cases studied, the youngest
infected with spargana was only 18 months old, and the oldest was
aged 80 years.

The tapeworms of Spirometra species need three hosts in their
life cycle. Dogs and cats serve as the important final hosts, Cyclops
serve as first intermediate hosts (infected with procercoids), and
frogs are the main second intermediate hosts (infected with
plerocercoids (spargana)). Epidemiological investigations have
found that spargana infections in frogs are very common in China."
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cmknight Post time: 2018-4-9 01:02
From the International Journal of Infectious Diseases:

"Sparganosis is an infection of humans and a ...



So this is a classical case of so-called TCM causing the ills it says it wants to eliminate from human patients. Once again TCM is shown to be pure quackery.

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seneca Post time: 2018-4-8 18:45
So this is a classical case of so-called TCM causing the ills it says it wants to eliminate from ...

I guess you don't want to mention classic cases of deaths due to improperly screened prescription drugs in the USA.

Just one out of 35 recalled prescription drugs in the USA.

Darvon & Darvocet (Propoxyphene)
Cause for recall:
serious toxicity to the heart; between 1981 and 1999 there were over 2,110 deaths reported
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