A 43-year-old resident of China complained of headaches and cramps for more than a month. After examination, it turned out that poor nutrition led to an intestinal infection in the body.
Doctors found at least 700 tapeworms in the man’s internal organs. This could have happened due to the consumption of pork. The Mirror writes about this.
It is noted that 43-year-old Zhu Zhong-fa from the city of Hangzhou in eastern China complained of seizures and headaches for at least a month, but was in no hurry to go to specialists.
When it was no longer possible to bear it, he consulted a doctor. The patient noticed that he began to experience seizures and migraines after eating pork. As a result, tapeworms were found throughout his body, including his brain, and the hospital diagnosed the intestinal parasitic infection taeniasis.
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“There are multiple areas of space-occupying lesions in the patient’s brain. They are also in the lungs and filling the muscles in the chest cavity,” the report said.
It is noted that people usually become infected by eating tapeworm eggs, which may be contained in contaminated or poorly cooked pork. The worms have already caused damage to the Chinese’s organs, as they are capable of entering the central nervous system and causing neurological symptoms, including epileptic seizures.
By the way, this can be treated with special laxatives and medications, but it is necessary to consult with specialists about the dosage.
“In everyday life, we often eat meat-based dishes, such as roast lamb or roast pork. If the meat is not cooked thoroughly enough, the tapeworm eggs will remain alive when ingested. And if you have eaten undercooked meat, there is a chance that tapeworms may travel throughout the body and cause various diseases,” said the doctor.
Previously Focus reported that scientists are sounding the alarm due to the rapid increase in cases of a rare disease. Cases of the nasty and life-threatening disease have jumped a record 250% from the previous year, but scientists have a surefire way to combat it.