The mere thought of a parasitic infection
is enough to give some people the shivers, but according to a new report, we may need
to devote more time to focusing on these conditions. I’m Erin White with your latest health news. According to a report from the CDC, parasitic
infections — or diseases caused by parasites that live off other organisms–affect millions
of Americans. They reported that while, in many cases, parasitic infections cause no
major symptoms, they also can cause serious health effects like seizures, blindness and
death. Make sure to always wash your hands and ask
a doctor how to further prevent infection.