Migraine or headaches are one of the minor ailments but it does interfere with our activities. No wonder people tend to quickly find the right drug to treat these migraines.
However, have you ever felt a prolonged migraine? If you have or are experiencing this, you should immediately go to the doctor to find out what is happening to your head.
Don’t be like a 25 year old woman from Australia who has suffered from migraines for 7 years.
Initially, the woman who is known to work as a barista at a cafe in the city of Melbourne, Australia, thought it was just a regular migraine.
However, the disease has not subsided and is even getting worse. Until finally he felt that his vision began to blur and was in excruciating pain. The woman then decided to go to the doctor.
The doctor then performed an MRI scan, at which time something 8 millimeters long was found in the ocyptal lobe on the back of the woman’s head.
Surgery was then performed to remove something that was suspected to be the cause of this prolonged migraine. At first, the doctors performing the surgery thought that it was a cyst, but rather a tapeworm!
DNA tests show that it is Taenia Solium known as pork tapeworm, because it is often transmitted to humans when consuming undercooked pork.
This finding is the first, a case of Neurocysticercosis or a disease caused by infection of the central nervous system by worm larvae in Australia.
Previously, there were similar cases that happened, but it happened to an immigrant or resident who had recently traveled to an Endemic area. Meanwhile, the woman had never previously been to endemic areas such as Asian and Latin American countries.
So, in other words, this woman experienced this unfortunate incident because she accidentally consumed a worm carrying the larvae.
“Doctors need to be aware that with the ease and frequency of world travel, a disease that is highly endemic in many parts of the world can pose a risk to residents of countries with low endemicity,” explained the study authors quoted from the Independent.