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Doctors Pulled 700 Worms Out Of His Body, And It’s All Because He Ate This One Meal


Popular holiday foods include ham and pork. However, if they are not cooked enough, your digestive tract may become home to hundreds of worms.

Zhu Zhongfa, a Chinese male, inadvertently consumed the eggs of the deadly parasite Taenia solium while consuming undercooked pork. His life was completely upended as a result, and he began having seizures and fainting spells for weeks on end. This ultimately caused him to seek medical attention for his enigmatic ailment.

Within a month of Zhongfa eating the undercooked pork, medical professionals knew exactly what was causing his seizures and episodes of fainting. He had a complete tapeworm infestation on his body. These unwanted visitors had taken up residence in his lungs, brain, and other body components. His bloodstream had carried the worm larvae throughout his body.


The doctors asserted that Zhongfa’s undercooked pork consumption on that fatal night was directly linked to the tapeworm infection. Though he didn’t give it much thought at the time, his epilepsy and spells of fainting kept him from going to work. Because of his condition, he was unable to operate the heavy machinery necessary for his employment in the building. He had suffered greatly and had his life utterly upended by the infestation of pork tapeworms.


Zhongfa had seizures for weeks, but he didn’t seek medical attention until his condition was intolerable. He was losing consciousness and foaming at the mouth when he was brought to the hospital.

Through Zhongfa’s digestive tract, the larvae entered his body and made their way to his brain and lungs via his bloodstream. These young worms burrowed into his flesh, where they developed cysts. These cysts may lead to illnesses if they degrade. Zhongfa’s condition is similar to others in that headaches, seizures, blindness, and dementia are common complaints. These signs, nevertheless, don’t always show up right away. The worm larvae may not always reach the brain and lungs for years at a time.

These larvae create cysts close to the nervous system or brain, which can lead to the serious infection cysticercosis. Zhongfa developed cysts in his lungs and chest muscles in addition to many space-occupying lesions in his brain brought on by the larvae.

Zhongfa admitted that about a month ago he consumed a dish that he did not believe was fully cooked. The seizures and fainting spells finally forced him to seek medical attention.

Dr. Huang Jianrong from the Affiliated Hospital of Zhenjiang University School of Medicine was concerned about Zhongfa’s condition. That’s why he ordered brain and chest MRIs for the patient.

“He not only had numerous lesions in his brain, but he also had cysts in his lungs and chest muscles,” Dr. Huang said. “Different patients respond differently to the infection, depending on where the parasites are. In this case, he experienced seizures and lost consciousness, but others with cysts in their lungs might experience a lot of coughing.”