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LI Veterans test positive for potentially fatal parasite

At least five Vietnam War combat veterans on Long Island who participated in a 50-person test for liver fluke have tested positive for the potentially fatal waterborne parasites, according to interviews and documentation provided by participants in the study. Four of the survey participants, all of them patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Northport, said they know of at least nine others who participated in the study who have tested positive. (Credit: Randee Daddona)