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Are parasitic infections serious?

Parasitic infections are serious conditions that can have devastating effects on the body. Parasites can make normal functioning impossible and cause long-term damage to vital organs such as the heart or lungs. In many cases, if left untreated, parasitic infections are fatal.

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