Australian neurosurgeon finds parasitic worm in woman’s brain while investigating 'mystery illness'

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2023
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A parasitic worm was found wriggling in the brain of a 64-year-old Australian woman suffering from a "mystery illness," a neurosurgeon said on Tuesday. Surgeon Hari Priya Bandi discovered the 3-inch worm inside the patient’s skull during a biopsy at Canberra Hospital in June 2022 and plucked the parasite out with forceps. "I just thought: ‘What is that? It doesn’t make any sense. But it’s alive and moving,’" Bandi told the Canberra Times newspaper. "It continued to move with vigor. We all felt a bit sick." The worm was identified...

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