There are many people who consume the same food every day, even though they are aware of the fact that this is causing problems for their health. Some of these people consume pork and beef on daily basis without actually knowing that it might contain a certain kind of warm which can seriously cause health problems.
Once these worms enter your body they can move all over it such as your eyes, tissues, brain etc. We know that this issue sounds pretty scary, but in fact it can really happen.
A team of doctors at Addenbrookes Hospital at Cambridge reported that there was a patient who came to the hospital with severe headache. After a while he returned to the hospital and complaint about other problems and symptoms. During the second visit to the hospital he mentioned that he has been visiting China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. These countries are well known for parasites such as SpirometraErinaceieuropaei.
The patient also experienced seizures and weakness which are the main symptoms for parasites. Once he was diagnosed with sparganosis infection, the doctors needed to do a surgery in order to remove them (there is no other procedure that can remove parasites).
Thaeniasis is infection which is developed as a result of parasites, beef tapeworm, pork tapeworm and Asian tapeworm presence. If you consume raw and under-cooked beef or pork you can get infected with these tapeworms. More specifically people can get infected by two ways:
- Consumption of under-cooked pork from contaminated pigs
- Contact with human feces or swine