Adam Marcus reports:
When a British couple went on a Caribbean cruise, they didn’t expect to come back with their rear ends infested by parasitic worms. Nor did they expect to see pictures of their backsides plastered over British newsstands. But tabloids in the United Kingdom picked up on the story from a medical journal that published a case report on the infections. The couple contacted the journal, BMJ Case Reports, and said they were concerned that their family and close friends could identify them. The publication denied liability in the matter but last month retracted the article, which was titled “Cutaneous larva migrans with pulmonary involvement.”
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