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Re: Chris Froome
« on: October 18, 2012, 15:12 »
I'll repeat what I said before... it is NOT like chemo. 
If you're that interested, the medication is a strong anti-parisitic called Prazitel.
He took it at the end of March after Criterium International, he had also taken two courses of praziquantel in the past but the parasites kept coming back.  He was diagnosed back in 2010 if I remember correctly.  It's difficult to say when it was contracted.
It's fairly common for kids to pick it up in Africa playing in dams & rivers and usually goes undetected for years.
Growing up in South Africa myself, we were taught about it in primary school & told to avoid certain areas. 
It's really not that strange or uncommon. 

the trouble is, the press report these things innacurately, say its like chemo, it gets re-reported, more people pick it up, and you end up with a very different story to what was started with.

thanks for you clarification michelle, might help clear up some of the mis-information the press bandy around.
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