Thursday, May 9, 2013

Warning as deadly giant snails that can kill by spreading meningitis are found in Texas

Giant African land snails are making their way into Houston, Texas, and residents are being warned that the over-sized creatures are dangerous to touch because they may carry meningitis.

Local scientists warn that anyone who comes in contact with one of the snails should wash their hands thoroughly to ensure that they do not catch the harmful parasitic disease.