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RFK Jr. Once Suffered from a Parasitic Infection, Claimed a Worm Ate Part of His Brain

HeadlineMay 09, 2024

In campaign news, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is facing questions about his health after The New York Times revealed he had a parasitic worm in his brain and was diagnosed with mercury poisoning over a decade ago. In a 2012 divorce deposition, Kennedy admitted he had cognitive problems including short- and long-term memory loss. He said abnormalities observed by doctors in a brain scan were believed to be due to “a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died.” Kennedy says he has fully recovered from both issues.

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