Emily’s star turn on TV is a ‘fluke’

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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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