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404: Enemy Camp (2010)
Act Three

As The Worm Turns

Another story about parasites. When Jasper Lawrence learned that hookworms might lessen the effects of his allergies, he set out on a unique mission: To travel to West Africa and purposefully become infected with the parasite. What he did next is even more surprising. Patrick Walters reported this story for Radiolab, a production of WNYC and NPR. (14 minutes)