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Chinese Man’s Lungs Filled Up With Worms After Eating Raw Snake [WATCH VIDEO]

A Chinese man’s obsession with exotic food turned into his own death-knell. The man, who very proudly claimed that he swallowed a snake’s gall-bladder, ended up contracting a terrifying disease.

After weeks of suffering from breathing problems and excruciating pain, doctors found his lungs riddled with worms.

The Chinese resident, known by his surname Wang, recently went to a hospital in Suqian, Jiangsu province of eastern China after suffering difficulty in breathing for several months, reports the Daily Mail.

The doctors asked about his dietary habits, Mr Wang said that he enjoyed having seafood, such as crayfish and river snails.

The food lover also confessed that he even gobbled down a raw snake gallbladder once before. The patient was later diagnosed with paragonimiasis, a food-borne parasitic infection caused by lung fluke.

This type of disease is mainly caused by eating raw seafood that contains tapeworm eggs or drinking unclean water, the Daily Mail quoted Dr Zhao Haiyan, a respiratory doctor from the hospital, as saying.

Medical cases like these all boil down to the origins of COVID-19. There is enough information to support the belief that at the end of last year, someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market had a section selling wild animals, including badgers, wolf pups, snakes, bamboo rats and porcupines. According to a menu posted on a Chinese equivalent to Yelp, one stall offered around 100 varieties of live animals ranging from foxes to peacocks to masked palm civets.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China to shut down wet markets where illegal wildlife is sold. Pompeo’s call was echoed by the Australian government, which on the same day, urged G20 countries to take action on wildlife markets in order to reduce the risk of new diseases like COVID-19 spilling over into humans in the future.

 

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