BBC Documentaries Infested! Living with Parasites

BBC Documentaries 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. 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.

  • 2014
  • 00:50:29
  • 13-14
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Medical parasitology [LCSH] Parasites [LCSH] Parasitic diseases [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Medical sciences [LCSH]
Michael Mosley (Host), Nathan Williams (Director)
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MARC Record
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