I don’t know how this relates to hookworms or whipworms, but the thought before was that no pathogens could be transmitted from the parasites. This study shows that even when washed in an anti-microbial solution, certain pathogens remained and were capable of being passed on to an infected host.
It mentions mycobacteria avium was isolated from parasites that had fed on an infected host. Considering a theory that Crohn’s is often associated with MAP, one might be a little hesitant in sharing one’s infection with other parties if you have Crohn’s. Since there is little way to get testing for this organism at this time.
How does one assure oneself that the hookworms or whipworms are pathogen free, if an anti-microbrial buffer only washes the outside of the organism? I guess this is why TSO was chosen; pathogen free pigs. I wonder how Nottingham got past this, and how often and for what infections the resevoir donor is tested for?
For those DIY’ers, something to consider. And for those buying the parasites, something to ask about.