North Korea defector said to have 'enormous number of parasites'

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DPRK stands for Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea.

"Although we do not have solid figures showing health conditions of North Korea, medical experts assume that parasite infection problems and serious health issues have been prevalent in the country", said Choi Min-ho, professor of the college of medicine at Seoul National University, according to the Guardian.

A North Korean defector shot five times while running across the border to South Korea has been found riddled with parasites, one of which has never been seen in the country. It has not tested a missile since firing one over Japan on Sept 15.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the director of the ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, Song Tao, would travel to Pyongyang on Friday to report on the party's national congress held last month.

A barbed wire fence at the Imjingak, near the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating South and North Korea on April 14, 2017 in Paju, South Korea.

A USA envoy said it was hard to assess the intention of Pyongyang as there had been "no signal".

Parasitic worms were also common in South Korea between 40 and 50 years ago, Lee said, but disappeared as economic conditions improved.

"So long as they stop testing, stop developing, they don't export their weapons - there would be opportunity for talks", Mattis was quoted as saying.




Mattis said the U.S. military was closely watching why there had been no missile launches recently, but declined to give potential reasons for it.

The last North Korean missile test was carried out nearly two months ago, but U.S. officials say they have seen no signs that Pyongyang has stopped development.

In Colorado, Mattis will visit the US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD), which are responsible for homeland defence, including tracking and potentially intercepting North Korean missiles.

The drills begin as China announced Thursday a "dual suspension" proposal was the best option for handling North Korea. But he's also expected to discuss issues of mutual interest to the two countries.

Trump has previously called negotiations with the isolated nation a waste of time.

Other analysts believe the lull in North Korean testing is part of preparations to make another significant long-range missile launch to show that it can hit all of the continental United States.

Today (Friday), North Korea's Ambassador to the UN Han Tae-song claimed that his country won't negotiate with the USA as long as the military cooperation between the United States and South Korea continues. China and Russian Federation have proposed that the United States and South Korea stop major military exercises in the area in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programs.

Mr Trump wouldwill announce next week whether the U.S. will return North Korea to a list of state sponsors of terrorism, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

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