Eating this food may cause the worms to invade your brain. Once you have consumed and enter them into the body, they can move through the body – your eyes, your tissues, and often the brain. 

This may sound like a horror film but all this can actually happen and can have life-threatening consequences.

A team of doctors at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, a few years ago had a patient – a man who came to the hospital complaining of severe headaches. 

The patient returned after some time on tests, this time complaining about new symptoms. 

The patient said that he had recently visited China, which together with Thailand, Japan and South Korea has the most reported cases of this parasite known as spirometry erinaceieuropaei. 

The patient experienced bouts of weakness, and headache, all of his symptoms were caused by a parasite. 

He had an infection sparganosis, a kind of parasitic infection, which is caused by the larvae plerocercoid diphyllobothroid. After diagnosis, doctors need to be quick with the surgical removal of worms, because there is no known cure for effectively treating the infection. 

People can become infected with these tapeworms by eating raw or inadequately cooked beef or pork. 

There are different types of worm, but only 3 of them can infect the brain, but according to experts the main reason for parasitic infections in humans is pork tapeworm.

People can become infected with tapeworms in two ways:

– The first form of infection is drinking enough roast pork from infected pigs, resulting in Taeniasis – adult worm lives in the bowels.

-Other Forms of infection – is in the form of larvae, through contact with the feces of infected humans or pigs, can go on to infect many tissues. 

This can lead to the state when the worm larvae attacks nervous system, including the brain. 

This type of infection is common in some parts of Asia, Latin America and Africa, but cases have been reported in Europe since the global distribution of cheap meat.

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