The menace known as Raccoon Roundworm, a “rare, deadly disease,” has brain damaged an infant and blinded a teenager in Brooklyn. Those are the only victims — so far! — of an illness contracted by consuming dirty raccoon poop. Still! There’s never a time to not panic lately, is there? If only to drum up some scary headlines.
So, in the interest of your health, remember: Don’t touch or eat raccoon poop. Duh. I’ll be soaking in my Purell bath if you need me. [via Gothamist]