Daniela Liverani is a 24-year-old girl, who comes from Edinburgh, Scotland. She loves traveling around the world and visiting exotic and far – off places. Recently, she was on a trip to Southeast Asia, with only a backpack. When she came back home, she had no idea that she had brought along a stowaway from Vietnam. While she was in Asia, she had fallen off a motorbike. She was not badly hurt, but she started suffering from nosebleeds after the accident. But, she just shrugged them off and continued with her adventure.
Once she was back in Scotland, she noticed that they were getting worse and more frequent as well. She could feel that there was something up there, but, she assumed that it was just a blood clot. More surprisingly, one day when she was taking a shower, she felt some sticky mass touching her lips. She got out of the shower so she could look in the mirror. She could not believe what she saw – there was a large, veiny mass protruding from her nose. Then she immediately realized that there was some kind of creature that was living in her body. Totally shocked, she went to the ER. She suffered a lot of pain while the doctors were trying to pull the creepy creature out of her nose with surgical pliers. But, the creepy beast wasn’t about to be evicted from its new home so easily and put up a lot of resistance. The girl was completely freaking out. That animal which had taken residence in Daniela’s body was a leech and it had been slowly sucking her blood. These creatures are actually dangerous parasites, and they can continue feeding indefinitely, sometimes to a serious detriment of the host.
According to the doctors, the leech entered Daniela’s body while she was swimming or through something she maybe drank in Asia. It had been in her body for weeks, and it had grown even larger. The leech was obviously well – nourished as it has reached a length of three inches. Daniela has shown the creature she had inside her body to the world, sharing a picture. It is impossible to not get a little bit queasy at the idea of such creature living in your body, and feeding on your blood. Daniela was very curious, so she asked the doctors what would have happened if the creature had continued living inside her. The response of the doctors was extremely unsettling: it would had eventually made its way to her brain and begun feeding on it.
The story of this girl is enough to send a chill up your spine. The leech was actually eating her, without being noticed and it could have even killed her. This is the reason why we should always pay a closer attention when we are traveling to foreign countries, because there are animals we are not familiar with, even some microscope ones which can be deadly.