Riddle of cactus people

“Cactus people” unofficially called the rare medical phenomenon of parasitism (perhaps, symbiosis) of a cactus on a living person. A few similar examples are reported and special medicine books, and the press. The most famous case is connected with the girl Narine from Yerevan. About she was repeatedly written in the Russian press. It all started with the fact that in 1995, Narine watered the flowers and accidentally pricked her hand about the cactus. Wound did no heal for a long time. Narine was lazy to go to the doctor, and a month later the tip of the thorn appeared from the reddened place. Narine was then 18 years old and she did not know yet how much this infection would affect her life.”’… (read more)