 Vietnam veterans may be dying from slow-killing parasite, study shows:

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live. Research studies show that it can take as many as fifty (50) years for the parasite to manifest itself.

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