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3 hours ago, DrTuner said:

I'm happy I'm not a herbivore. Eat Meaaaatttthh, delicious murrrder. Best seasoned with tears of vegans.

Ha ha ha! I think the gloves are only required for those inclined to be handling meat and two veg 🤮

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4 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

Tapeworms live in humans' and animals' intestines only, larvae or eggs being excreted with their feces. That tapeworms are actually found on fresh vegetables can only mean one thing: Vegetable farmers are fertilizing their fields with steaming piles of... well, you know what

This is a good time to bring the Cleaning up of Stray Animals , Dogs/cats/ Chickens. There Millions of Strays doing their Bit to Foul up the Whole country and the farmers grow their crops in it. 

It's well known not to use Human/Pig/Dog/Cat/Chicken Manure in a Veg Garden For Human consumption Unless it Has been properly Treated (composted) 

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3 hours ago, playyer said:

Btw i pulled one out of my dogs ass the other day. It was prob 20 cms long accompanied with a bit of blood. Nasty......

Which begs the question, what were you doing in there?

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In the early part of the last century in America, you could purchase magic pills, guaranteed to make you lose weight.  The pills had an ingredient that was actually effective -- tapeworm eggs.

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5 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

Is there nothing safe to eat anymore in this country?

Chicken and pork!

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1 hour ago, JCP108 said:

Pig <deleted> is used as fertilizer in Thailand. In Thailand, tapeworms live in humans and pigs (in the meat and feces). In the West, tapeworms have mostly been eradicated from pigs and humans. The eggs and worms also get onto vegetables when infected people handle them after not washing their hands when they go to the bathroom. 

Tapeworms are transmitted from Pig, Cow and fish from eating raw of under cooked meat. Although feces can transmit some infections tapeworms are not transmitted that way.

Bacteria infections are another issue. In the US we have had several outbreaks from E,Coli in strawberry and other field crops, traced to Mexican farm laborers. Unlike China Thailand doesn't routinely use night soil as fertilizer and is much safer.

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4 hours ago, playyer said:

Btw i pulled one out of my dogs ass the other day. It was prob 20 cms long accompanied with a bit of blood. Nasty......

should have filmed it, sounds like a classic..

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2 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

should have filmed it, sounds like a classic..

If it was a roundworm it's most likely Toxicara canis. If it were a three segmented tapeworm it would most likely be H. nana. Neither are likely to infect humans.

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4 hours ago, playyer said:

Btw i pulled one out of my dogs ass the other day. It was prob 20 cms long accompanied with a bit of blood. Nasty......

Is this a new thing now in Pattaya?

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1 hour ago, checkered flag said:

Tapeworms are transmitted from Pig, Cow and fish from eating raw of under cooked meat. Although feces can transmit some infections tapeworms are not transmitted that way.

Bacteria infections are another issue. In the US we have had several outbreaks from E,Coli in strawberry and other field crops, traced to Mexican farm laborers. Unlike China Thailand doesn't routinely use night soil as fertilizer and is much safer.

"It is also possible to contract pork tapeworms from foods prepared by an infected person. Because tapeworm eggs are passed with bowel movements, a person who doesn't wash hands well after wiping and then prepares food can contaminate the food."

 

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tapeworms-in-humans#1

 

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6 minutes ago, JCP108 said:

"It is also possible to contract pork tapeworms from foods prepared by an infected person. Because tapeworm eggs are passed with bowel movements, a person who doesn't wash hands well after wiping and then prepares food can contaminate the food."

 

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tapeworms-in-humans#1

 

 

 

 

Thank goodness for the bum gun...................

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Fertalizing the fields with sh... was very common when I was a kid. The smell we disgusting when farmers pulled the tanks full of liquid animal sh... with their tracktor back and forward on the fields..

But nobody was talking about tapeworms in those days, related to this practice. However, the farmers' kids at school were easy to point out, they had this destinctive odor...

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According to the original article in dailynews, the survey was done last year (2019) in nakornsrithammarat, not nationwide. And it was hookworms rather than tapeworms that were the major culprit. There was no mention of tapeworms at all in the original article. Thaivisa news mistranslated it.

 

I believe veggies sold in reputable supermarkets are safe, but rinsing in still required just to be on the safe side.

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3 hours ago, hotandsticky said:

Thank goodness for the bum gun...................

Stay away from hawkers at gas stations though. It's still the old hole in the ground & ladle at most of them.

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Went to Korat yesterday to deliver a car for someone. On the way back today I jumped in to The Mall/Gourmet Market and there they had signs saying "Use gloves when handling vegetables" (or something in that nature). I didn't really think anything about it other than I had never seen it anywhere in Thailand before. 

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