Monday, April 11, 2016

Tapeworm In Human Brain- And That Too From Common Food Habits!




News was published in the recent past by CNN about the incident of tapeworm being found in a human brain. The incident occurred in 2013 in Britain which involved a main who had travelled to China. Though a surprising thing altogether, it has really happened and the reason behind this is more surprising. Doctors are of the opinion that some common food habits are the real cause behind the worm in brain.
Source and facts about these tapeworms:
  • The scientific name of these worms is Spirometra Erinaceieuropaei.
  • They are parasites in nature.
  • These parasites are found in the countries of Far East like China, South Korea, Thailand and Japan.
  • They are found in pork meat.
  • Only three types of these parasites can enter and harm the human nervous system.
  • According to Dr. Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas these parasites can develop and improvise. They can even progress from one part of the brain to another part.
  • They can reach a length of about 1.5 meters.
Some more facts to remember
Not only in human beings, but these parasites harm animals like cats and dogs. They cause an infection called sparganosis in animals. Pig muscles even get infected by Spirometra Erinaceieuropaei and Taenia Solium, types of tape worms.
recent report given by Dr. Theodore Nash about 5 million people of the world is affected by these tapeworms in brain. Researchers are of the opinion that pigs are now-a-days reared for meat in an exacerbating way. This in turn has increased the possibility of tapeworm in human brain.