Docs remove 2.75 inch leech from boy’s throat

April 6, 2015 2:22 PM

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Docs remove 2.75 inch leech from boy’s throat

When a Chinese schoolboy lost consciousness after complaining of a sore throat, doctors discovered a startling cause— a 2.75 inch leech had been growing inside him for a month, Central European News (CEN) reported.

According to medics, 11-year-old Xiaobo Chien likely became infected after drinking from a pond on the side of the road on his way home from school in China’s Sichuan Province. Doctors believe the water, which farmers had collected to use for irrigation, contained leech larvae.

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