The world has never eradicated a parasite. But Jimmy Carter is about to.

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+6 1. ringmaster commented 5 years ago

Can someone please tell me why Mother Earth has invented parasites? I haven't heard one good thing about them!

And bless Jimmy Carter and all others who fight against diseases <3
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+11 2. Pyranthos commented 5 years ago

"lets hit snotr, watch some videos as I eat my ramen".... Meal ruined, lesson learned, the gross way.

Seriously though, impressive feat.. Eradicate em'all
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+11 3. BiMezo commented 5 years ago

Well, that's quite an achievement.

#1
The same reason why Mother Earth "invented" humans. I think.
We are more efficient at being it, though.
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+7 4. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

So it is reasonable to assume that this worm/parasite is now on the endangered list? won't be long before someone on TV will be asking us for just £2 a month to save it >:)
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+2 5. drunkmonk commented 5 years ago

Firs thought - "Awesome" -- Spot on for the video category choice :D
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+2 6. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

Since the same parasite that infects humans also infects dogs it may be difficult to eradicate the worm totally from existence. Life always finds a way. :S
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0 7. ughlah commented 5 years ago

#6 i dont know. 22 cases is really few, espacially when the parasite has others means reproduce apart from humans. Other species havent found a way and went extinct.
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+3 8. huldu commented 5 years ago

#4 It's probably still around just that filtering the water and the safety measures that they are using stops it from affecting *humans*.
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+2 9. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

#7 That's 22 "reported" cases.....no telling how many thousands of infections go unreported or have not come to the surface of the skin yet.They are making great headway but this is a hard nut to crack.
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+1 10. Thanny commented 5 years ago

#1 Life on earth was not created. It evolved from self-replicating molecules. What forms life evolves into have nothing whatsoever to do with "good" or "bad".
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-1 11. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#10, I don't think #1 meant it that way..I agree, it's about evolution and nothing else but that, therefore every living organism has a purpose, even parasites, otherwise it would not be part of the whole ecosystem,

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/5-reasons-parasites-beneficial.htm
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+4 12. cosminb commented 5 years ago

#11 Well, stating that everything has a purpose is going a bit head-to-head with the whole evolution thing. That's what creationism teaches, that everything was created and has a purpose. Perhaps you meant that everything has a role or a place in this world, to which I agree, but I think we can manage living without this one parasite.
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+1 13. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#12 Ouch, you are right, poor choice of words on my part and thank you for still understanding me correctly, because the way you said it is the way I meant it...and yes, I think so too that we can live without that one...still from a scientific view it would be interesting to know what its "role" in the ecosystem is...could be a topic for someone's doctorate in biology..
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-2 14. AmazingNixxo commented 5 years ago

The parasite he (and ALL of us) should focus on is religion and faith, worst sickness humankind has ever faced...
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+1 15. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#14..could you be more specific, not sure I totally understand your comment.. :)
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0 16. buckleg08 commented 119 days ago

foooooookkkkkk...it looks gross...Kudos to Carter for undertaking that mission...8-)
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0 17. Judge-Jake commented 118 days ago

I wonder what we are down to now in 2020 I'm thinking 19 :S