By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin
SEOUL (Reuters) – Parasitic worms found in a North Korean
soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection,
highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have
plagued the isolated country for decades.
At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed
photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites – including one
27 cm (10.6 in) long – removed from the wounded soldier’s
digestive tract during a series of surgeries to save his life.
“In my over 20 year-long career as
Article source: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-injured-defectors-parasites-and-diet-hint-at-hard-life-in-north-korea-2017-11
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