Did you know that you can bring worms in your body through some foods you consume on a regular basis? Hence, when worms enter our organism, they can easily spread throughout the entire body, that is, the eyes, tissues, and the brain.
To make matters worse, these worms can be life-threatening. Namely, in 2013, Dr. Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas and her research team examined the head of a British male and found a strange type of tapeworm, never seen before in the UK.
Couple of years before this discovery, a team of doctors at the Addenbrookes Hospital at Cambridge had a patient with severe headaches. After couple of tests, he returned at the hospital complaining of new symptoms. He had visited Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and China previously. Unfortunately, China is reported to have the most cases of a parasite known as Spirometra erinaceieuropaei.
Along with headaches, the man experienced seizures and fatigue as well. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with sparganosis infection caused by a tapeworm larvae plerocercoid diphyllobothroid. Nevertheless, the doctors had to perform surgery to remove the worm as no medications were helpful.
Taeniasis is an infection in humans caused by pork tapeworm, Asian tapeworm, and beef tapeworm. You can get infected with these tapeworms when you consume undercooked or raw beef and pork. According to experts, the main cause of parasitic infection in people is the pork tapeworm. Another way to get infected is through direct contact with feces of an infected pig or human.
When the larvae get into the nervous system and brain, it can lead to neurocysticercosis. This type of infection is common in some parts of Africa, Latin America, and Asia. There have also been some cases in Europe as a result of the global meat distribution from these parts of the world. Dr. Klotsas has treated 3 cases of neurocysticercosis until now.
Source: Health Nut News