Actually I have to say that Dr. Pappas has been helpful, and I am
reasonably certain he is not delusional! Many people have helpfully
responded, and as requested, I intend to post the gist of the
information I have received in this group shortly.
What is unhelpful is having an unrelated thread "leeched" onto my
subject heading. I was requesting information regarding academic videos
and lab methods used in parasitology classes.
You are requesting information regarding widespread undiagnosed parasite
epidemics reported on the web. DO NOT PUT 100% TRUST IN THE WEB OR
USENET- quackery is rampant. The web is 70% porn; 29% advertising,
pseudoscience and disinformation; and 1% useful info. Go see a doctor,
one you trust. Read a book. Realize that we have lived with paraites for
millions of years and that (I'd say) most of them usually cause few or
If you are feeling ill, see a doctor. If that does not help, get a
second opinion. If you have travelled, see a specialist in tropical
medecine. And if none of that works, maybe your problems are delusional,
but even then that's no reason to take them lightly. But forget about
looking through your stool for fuzzies, fragments and flukes, because a)
that's really gross b) you won't find anything.
Oh, and don't flame serious contributors to the group, it looks bad.