Travellers warned after barefoot paradise beach walk earns couple parasitic foot infection

Travellers are being warned of the risks of walking barefoot on a beach “somewhere tropical” after a Canadian couple contracted a hookworm infection on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

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The young pair from Ontario were staying in Punta Cana earlier this month when they returned from a stroll on the beach and noticed their feet were “incredibly itchy”. Upon their return to Canada, what they assumed were harmless bug bites developed into painful swollen blisters and unusual bumps on their toes.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/hookworm-risks-barefoot-beach-holidays/

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