…posted many years ago

People who have been living in the tropics for a longer time-even if many, many years ago- and who have to take high doses of steroids for a longer time or immune-suppressive drugs or have to undergo a transplant [hashtala] should be absolutely checked for Strongyloides worms as these can start behaving very malignant if the patient is infected with them and not treated against Strongyloides before the above-mentioned treatments/procedures and may then even cause death. Addition: olim for Ethiopia may be in special danger if they get immune-suppressive drugs and are not checked/treated if necessary for Strongyloides . Maybe that our soldiers also got infected in Gaza with Strongyloides but I am not sure about this and not sure if they were examined for this parasite, which I suspect will be prevalent in Gaza.I found the following link about Gaza