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Infested! Living with Parasites

Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them.

Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them. He travels to Kenya to give himself a tapeworm - a parasite that can grow to many metres inside the human gut. He also encounters lice, leeches and the deadly malaria parasite, before swallowing a pill-camera to reveal what is growing within him. By the end of his infestation Michael learns a new-found respect for these extraordinary creatures, which can live off and even take control of their hosts for their own survival.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 27 Sep 2018 01:00

BBC News: Michael Mosley infests himself with tapeworms

BBC News: Michael Mosley infests himself with tapeworms
"When I first saw the worms, I was in an Indian restaurant. I shouted out: 'Blimey! There's a tapeworm in me!' The other diners looked very surprised."

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Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Mosley
Producer Nathan Williams
Director Nathan Williams
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf

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