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Old 05-04-09, 09:48 PM
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Rare raccoon roundworm blinds NYC teen

NEW YORK - A rare disease transmitted through contact with raccoon feces has left a New York City teenager blind in one eye and an infant brain damaged.

The city's Department of Health warns parents to be on the alert for raccoon roundworm, which can cause nausea, nerve damage and even death. It says fewer than 30 cases have been reported in medical literature.

Health department spokeswoman Sally Slavinski says parents should supervise children to keep them from eating raccoon feces. Droppings should be picked up using gloves and disposable bags and put in the trash.

The worms lay eggs in the feces; they hatch after being ingested and travel through the body.

The teenager lost sight in one eye in January. The infant has been hospitalized since suffering seizures and spinal problems last October. They're from Brooklyn.

There are raccoons in Brooklyn?
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There are raccoons in Brooklyn?

Yep, there are even parks!
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Health department spokeswoman Sally Slavinski says parents should supervise children to keep them from eating raccoon feces.
I'm speechless.
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Re: Don't let your kids play with poop.

Like parents "let" their kids play with poop.

I've known about this for some time and is part of the war against racoons that I have. They are nasty, nasty creatures with freaky little human hands.
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So its still fine for them to play with their own poop right?
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I live in L.A. and my girlfriend and I saw the biggest raccoon we'd ever seen last week... and we're both from Kentucky where they are not uncommon.

We were walking down a residential sidestreet at night when it ran across a street. This thing was the size of a meduim sized dog. It had to have been 30-40 pounds, I shit you not. I didn't know they could get that big. We just stopped and stared at it. It was so damn huge that a passing driver noticed and put on his brakes and backed up his car to look at the damn thing.

It really freaked me out for some reason, I don't know why.

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It really freaked me out for some reason, I don't know why.
Hmmm. Maybe because the racoon and his droogs could have murdered you and dragged you back to it's dumpster for a midnight snack.
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Hmmm. Maybe because the racoon and his droogs could have murdered you and dragged you back to it's dumpster for a midnight snack.
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Old 05-05-09, 09:51 AM
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How did the infant get a hold of infected raccoon shit to eat?
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Depends on their definition of infant, but I could see kid under a year old playing in a sandbox. Could have been the raccoon's secret potty.
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Health department spokeswoman Sally Slavinski says parents should supervise children to keep them from eating raccoon feces.
I really hope there aren't parents that need to be reminded of this...
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I can understand the infant. Why was the teenager eatting raccoon poop? Who among us doesn't remember the childhood warning, "Eat shit and die."

What did he expect?
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Strange. It's hard enough to get kids to eat vegetables, but poop is readily thrown down the gullet.

Weed out the idiots, I guess.
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Sounds like someone needs an Alaskan Pipeline.
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THIS, is the 'Raccoon Roundworm':



How do raccoons become infected?

Raccoons become infected in one of two ways:

Young raccoons become infected by eating eggs during foraging, feeding, and grooming. Adult raccoons acquire the infection by eating rodents, rabbits, and birds infected with the larvae of Baylisascaris. The worms develop to maturity in the raccoon intestine, where they produce millions of eggs that are passed in the feces. Released eggs take 2-4 weeks to become infective to other animals and humans. The eggs are resistant to most environmental conditions and with adequate moisture, can survive for years.

How do humans become infected?

People become infected when they accidentally ingest infective eggs in soil, water, or on objects that have been contaminated with raccoon feces. When humans ingest these eggs, they hatch into larvae in the person's intestine and travel throughout the body, affecting the organs and muscles.

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...what the...

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I wonder if the teenager actually "ate" the poop. Could it have been that he touched something (say a parkbench) that had racoon fecal matter on it and then he had his hand in or near his mouth...or he rubbed his eyes?
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Old 05-06-09, 01:25 AM
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Kids, remember to always wash after playing with animal shit!
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I had pet raccoons when I was a kid, and never got sick from it. Of course, I never played with their poop, either.
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I just watched a special on Bizarre Foods last night where they ate a boiled racoon. Nasty fuckers. The coons I mean, not the people, necessarily.

Also, this reminds me why I'm glad I don't have/want kids.
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Raccoon Stew

Ingredients:

1 Raccoon, cleaned
4 Carrots, chopped
3 Potatoes, chopped
2 Stalks of celery, chopped
1 Bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 16 oz. can stewed tomatoes
Your favorite stew seasonings

Directions:

Remove glands and as much fat as you can from raccoon. Parboil until done, skimming fat off water as it rises to the top. Remove raccoon and let cool. De-bone meat and hold aside.
Add carrots, potatoes, celery, mixed vegetables and canned tomatoes to the pot. Add meat to pot. Add seasonings. Keep at a low simmer until ready to serve. For a thicker stew, add flour mix with cold water before serving, stir until thickened.

Serves 4!
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The only raccoons I ever see are dead ones.
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Originally Posted by bwvanh114 View Post
How did the infant get a hold of infected raccoon shit to eat?
Some parents use TV to occupy their kids, others...
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Yep, there are even parks!
that reminds me of when i moved to chicago from a small town and all my friends commented they wouldnt want to live here because they like trees and grass. some people have no idea what big cities are like beyond the downtown areas.
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raccoon stew

ingredients:

1 raccoon, cleaned
4 carrots, chopped
3 potatoes, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 16 oz. Can stewed tomatoes
your favorite stew seasonings
2 cups of raccoon fecal matter

directions:

Remove glands and as much fat as you can from raccoon. Parboil until done, skimming fat off water as it rises to the top. Remove raccoon and let cool. De-bone meat and hold aside.
Add carrots, potatoes, celery, mixed vegetables and canned tomatoes to the pot. Add meat to pot. Add seasonings. Keep at a low simmer until ready to serve. For a thicker stew, add flour mix with cold water before serving, stir until thickened.

Serves 4!


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Re: Don't let your kids play with poop.

YIKES!

I ain't eatin' THAT!
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Raccoon Stew

Ingredients:

1 Raccoon, cleaned
4 Carrots, chopped
3 Potatoes, chopped
2 Stalks of celery, chopped
1 Bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 16 oz. can stewed tomatoes
Your favorite stew seasonings

Directions:

Remove glands and as much fat as you can from raccoon. Parboil until done, skimming fat off water as it rises to the top. Remove raccoon and let cool. De-bone meat and hold aside.
Add carrots, potatoes, celery, mixed vegetables and canned tomatoes to the pot. Add meat to pot. Add seasonings. Keep at a low simmer until ready to serve. For a thicker stew, add flour mix with cold water before serving, stir until thickened.

Serves 4!
Well HOWDY, CB! (Long time no blab! )

Hey! Why didn't the coon pic come out in your quote thingamabobby?

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