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Sand worms??? #229440
02/05/07 08:46 PM
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I have heard that there are unseen sandworms that can burrow into your feet on the beaches there and can cause some pretty extensive damage. My aunt had a friend who had one burrow into her foot and she didn't even notice until she started having foot problems about 3 weeks later. Any news on this?

Re: Sand worms??? [Re: bs122196] #229442
02/05/07 08:58 PM
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Sounds like hook worm which is a parasite that lives in sand or dirt in many places, not just in Belize. Did they give you any kind of name to go by?

Re: Sand worms??? [Re: Cybercayecaulker.com] #229449
02/05/07 09:33 PM
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someone said Cutaneous Larva Migrans?

Re: Sand worms??? [Re: bs122196] #229453
02/05/07 10:11 PM
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"sandworms that can burrow into your feet on the beaches there". I've walked many a mile barefoot here as have most of my friends, can't say that I or any of them have run into problems.

Re: Sand worms??? [Re: SimonB] #229459
02/05/07 11:21 PM
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There is a guy who walks around town barefoot all the time (kind of a bum, lives here and there and never has any money). He had a hookworm growing in his foot last week. Nasty thing, I must say.


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Re: Sand worms??? [Re: KVarner] #229471
02/06/07 01:37 AM
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there is some kind of flea or fly... name ecapes me now... sorry


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Re: Sand worms??? [Re: DitchDocDiver] #229488
02/06/07 10:06 AM
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Watch the movie "Dune" Now that is a worm in the sand.

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02/06/07 10:30 AM
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Or "Tremors." Possibly the best movie ever made!


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Re: Sand worms??? [Re: Otteralum] #229496
02/06/07 10:39 AM
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Larvae migrans -- 'dog hookworm'. They come from dogs, live in the sand, enter humans or animals via the skin,cause an itchy rash that is characterized by a track as the worm travels under the skin, are microscopic, and are easily treated.

Re: Sand worms??? [Re: natalie p] #229504
02/06/07 11:28 AM
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And with all the maga dogs running around, what are the chances of that happening!

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