An Iranian man, Amou Haji, nicknamed the “dirtiest man in the world” for not taking a shower for decades has died at the age of 94, state media reported on Tuesday.
Haji, who did not wash for more than half a century and was single, died on Sunday in the village of Dejgah in the southern province of Fars, IRNA news agency reported.
Haji had avoided showering over fears of “getting sick”, the agency quoted a local official as saying.
But “for the first time a few months ago, villagers had taken him to a bathroom to wash,” IRNA reported.
A short documentary film titled “The Strange Life of Amou Haji” was made about his life in 2013, according to Iranian media outlets.
A fews back a team of doctors, led by Dr. Gholamreza Molavi, professor of parasitology at the Tehran School of Public Heath, ran a slew of tests on Haji, including AIDs and hepatitis tests. The doctor was surprised to find no disease-causing bacteria or parasites on the man’s body.
In fact, medical professionals discovered Haji’s only ailment is trichinosis, a disease that comes from eating raw or under-cooked meat.
However, the infection seems to produce no symptoms or discomfort for Haji.
Professor Molavi found that Haji does not have any concerning diseases, but he does have a pretty solid immune system after six decades of living in filth.

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