A tourist back from vacation with 2.5 meter parasite inside

A tourist back from vacation with 2.5 meter parasite inside

Vacationing in Southeast Asia tourist returned home not only with a lot of new experiences, but also with 2, 5-meter parasite, the existence of which she learned after she began to hurt the stomach.

According to the Daily News, 30-year-old Chinese woman who introduced Mrs. Lee, went to rest in South-East Asia, in order to change the situation. On leave women tend to try new foods, including undercooked beef, not knowing what the outcome of tasting.

After resting, Mrs. Lee returned to his hometown of Xiamen, located in Fujian Province, China, and began to share with relatives impressions of the trip. However, after some time, the Chinese woman saw that she went to leave is not good - her health rapidly deteriorated. The woman began to bother abdominal pain, weakness, nausea and migraine attacks. But she sought medical attention only after these symptoms added diarrhea (diarrhea).

A tourist back from vacation with 2.5 meter parasite inside

In total, 30-year-old patient doctor diagnosed her teniasis - a parasitic disease, the causative agent of which is the pork tapeworm, and explained that the infection of tapeworm was due to the ingestion of insufficiently processed meats. Upon completion of the course anthelmintic therapy Mrs Lee expected the shocking sight - out of it was removed parasite length of 8 feet (2, 5 m).

Familiarization with resided within her "guest" so impressed the patient that she felt sick again.

"It's disgusting, the mere sight of it makes me feel bad," - she said.

It is noteworthy that earlier tapeworms considered an effective tool for weight loss: the lady of the Victorian era willingly swallowed the eggs of parasites in the quest to become slimmer and sleeker.

A tourist back from vacation with 2.5 meter parasite inside

It is true that the British scientist, this method has the opposite effect - he gained weight. As previously reported, parasitology deliberately infected himself with tapeworms and was astonished to find that he was drawn to the beer and chocolate.

Then he joked that during the experiment, he found out along the way favorite food of worms.