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A Deadly Brain-Invading Worm Is Disturbingly Widespread In Florida

Scientists in Florida have found traces of rat lungworm in five counties, bolstering the idea that this potentially fatal parasite may be expanding its geographical range on account of -- you guessed it -- climate change. More »    ...
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