US presidential candidate RFK Jr had a brain worm, has recovered, campaign says

Independent US presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr had a parasite in his brain more than a decade ago, but has fully recovered, his campaign said, after the New York Times reported about the ailment.

Citing a 12-year-old deposition, the Times said Kennedy stated that a doctor had told him an abnormality on his brain scan “was caused by a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died”.

Kennedy “travelled extensively in Africa, South America, and Asia in his work as an environmental advocate, and in one of those locations contracted a parasite”, Kennedy spokeswoman Stefanie Spear told Reuters.

“The issue was resolved more than 10 years ago, and he is in robust physical and mental health,” she said.

Kennedy, who is challenging Republican former president Donald Trump and Democratic President Joe Biden for the White House in November, could pick up 8 per cent of voters nationwide, a Reuters/Ipsos poll in March showed.

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