Doctors Found Live Six-inch Worm Inside The Brain of a 23 Year Old Woman

We all love exotic things. Be it animals, foods, lifestyles, or even last names. There is something about doing something out of the ordinary that people value a lot. But, with everything good does come something bad. Many people love exotic foods which are usually eaten raw for the full experience. But, what most people do not understand is that raw food has certain parasites that can grow in our bodies. They can travel from our stomachs to other major organs and cause damage.

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1A terrifying discovery

Recently footage of a six-inch worm surfaced online. Now, this wouldn’t be anything special if the origin of the worm was not disclosed. The worm was found inside the brain of a 23-year-old patient in China. What makes this story even scarier is the fact that the worm was recovered alive.

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2The shocking story

The still alive six-inch worm was taken out from the brain of a 23-year-old woman who lived in China after she kept telling the doctors that she suffered from severe headaches. Footage of the live worm still wiggling in a bowl after being removed from her brain went viral online.

exray Six-inch worm discovered in womans head

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3Her story

Her real has not been made public but her alias is Xiao Yi. She is 23-years-old and went to a local clinic in Jiangsu province of eastern China after suffering from continuous headaches that no medicine seemed to stop. After multiple failed attempts to help the woman, the doctors transferred her to a provincial hospital in Nanjing.

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4She tested positive

At the hospital, the woman tested positive for being infected with parasites. This alarmed the doctors who immediately rushed her in for brain surgery. During brain surgery, they found what they described as a white noodle which was, in fact, a long bug that was over 10 centimeters long and alive.

Microscopic view of tapeworm

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5This is not normal

Dr. Dai Wei, a chief medic from the Gulou Hospital of Nanjing University said that all the doctors confirmed that is was not normal for a parasite of this size to be alive in someone’s brain. He also stated that cases like these are quite rare but not unheard of.

Dr. Dai Wei, a chief medic

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