November 18, 2017
South Korean doctors discover an alarming number of parasitic worms inside the body of a North Korean defector who tried to escape earlier this week.
After doctors performed surgery on the soldier, who was shot five times for escaping, they found dozens of flesh colored parasites including an 11 inch worm in his digestive tract. One of the doctors said he had not seen anything like this before except in a textbook.
Doctors believe the parasites are related to the lack of hygiene and food shortage in North Korea. Reports have surfaced that communist country uses human waste as fertilizer for its crops.
North Korea has not commented on the defection.