Many people are consuming almost the same food every day, which is not good for their health. They are not aware that eating meats such as pork and beef can contain a specific type of worm that can seriously affect their health. Once these worms enters your body, they can move throughout your eyes, your tissues, and even in your brain. Just the thought of having these worms inside your body is a very scary thing, but all of this can actually happen.
According to the team of doctors in Addenbrookes Hospital at Cambridge, a patient came to the hospital complaining of severe headaches. The patient came back after a while for some tests, this time he was complaining for new symptoms. He said, he had recently visited China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea, which are known as the countries having the most reported cases of the parasite known as Spirometra Erinaceieuropaei. Along with headaches, the patient also experienced seizures and weakness which are symptoms caused by the parasites.
After he was diagnosed with an infection sparganosis, the doctors quickly remove the worms with operation because this is the only way to cure this infection. Thaeniasis is defined as an infection caused by parasites, beef tapeworm, pork tapeworm and Asian tapeworm. People can become infected with these tapeworms by eating raw or under-cooked beef or pork.
People can get infected by these tapeworms in two ways: The first one is by consuming under-cooked pork from infected pigs. Second one is through contact with swine or human feces.