Emily’s star turn on TV is a ‘fluke’
A WOMAN who returned from her Asian holiday with a THREE-INCH parasite in her arm is to have her operation to remove it filmed for TV.
A story that sounds like science fiction was all too real for Emily Buckley, 28, who discovered the worm lodged under her skin while travelling in Malaysia.
Docs will surgically remove the worm at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and the operation is to be filmed by the Discovery Channel.
Emily of Ruabon, North Wales, said: “Everybody is shocked when they see it, but I feel really laid back about it all.
“I’ve heard horror stories of people dying from parasites; I know I’m in the best possible hands.”
Emily travelled to the Perhentian Islands last May, sataying at the Shari-La hotel.
Doctors suspect Emily contracted the ‘fluke’ parasite – a worm which usually inhabits the digestive system – by contact with undercooked meat.
Emily said: “Doctors say that it’s lost its way round my body and has ended up in my arm.”
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