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Date: 05/26/12 04:19 PM

24 Responses to Hidden Epidemic: Tapeworms In Your Brain [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    May 26, 2012 at 10:10 am
    Link: Hidden Epidemic: Tapeworms In Your Brain - It`s been concluded that somewhere between 11 million and 29 million people have neurocysticercosis in Latin America.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    theres f*ckin worms in your brain
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    Wow. Great article. Please, please, please let me not have any of these critters in my brain!
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    Likely why so many religions forbid pork.
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    thesandwich Male 18-29
    150 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    I`ve studied for my MLT certificate, it`s very rare for T. solium to enter the bloodstream. But if they do they can infect other places than the brain (like the eyes for example, sweet dreams).
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Id rather not know if those are in their... unless its like when fry has worms in there.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    That explains a lot.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
    661 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    And? Don`t eat undercooked meat. Problem solved.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    @Quik2TheStab: This isn`t caused by eating undercooked meat. It`s caused (as the article states) by ingesting tapeworm eggs found in human feces. That can occur if you`re eating unwashed vegetables grown in soil that`s been fertilized by raw sewage, as is sometimes done in Mexico and Third World countries.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36653 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    "This can occur if someone shedding tapeworm eggs contaminates food that other people then eat."
    Meaning the cook didn`t wash his hands after he wiped his ass.

    Eww
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    @Gerry: *gag* I didn`t think of that mode of transmission. I propose a new sign for restaurant bathrooms, effective immediately:

    "Employees must wash hands before returning to work so that customers aren`t infected with brain-devouring tapeworm larvae."
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    003067 Female 18-29
    150 posts
    May 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    this is why i dont eat pork
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 1:07 am
    Now can you enjoy bacon?
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 2:33 am
    ...and now I`m never eating pork again.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 7:13 am
    I think bacon is worth the risk.
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    byrondavies Male 18-29
    5 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 8:16 am
    >Not an epidemic
    >There hasn`t been an attempt to hide it
    >There are no tapeworms in my brain

    Lame
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    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 9:18 am
    Don`t eat your bacon raw. Problem fixed.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 9:36 am
    BACON FOREVER!!!!Till death do we part,Bacon.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Mother natures way of saying "f#ck off"
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    Why would you eat bacon raw?
    Also I might start charging if that ever happens because I am the landlord here.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1091 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Oh dear god....more crap to fuel my hole phobia....why did I need to look at this....and I don`t have a fear if just any hole...they must be holes close together like honey comb holes....oh god now thinking of holes...
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    ~hands a paper bag to Pinkminx to keep her from hyperventilating~

    Not sure I understand the phobia, but I`m here if you want to talk. =^.^=
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    "Likely why so many religions forbid pork..."

    Bingo! Because of that and trichinosis.
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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
    294 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Well hi there. I could probably lend some help, as I certainly don`t have a phobia of holes if you catch my drift.

    I`m sorry, it was sitting there and this is the internet. Someone had to do something.

    Anyways, lame sexual innuendo-ish comments aside, that`s pretty grotesque. I haven`t read the link yet, but the most fun part of the whole thing is that supposedly the only way to get tapeworms in one`s brain as opposed to one`s intestines is to actually eat infected feces instead of undercooked meat, so either there`s a wave of scat-fetishism sweeping latin america, or more likely there`s a wave of living-in-latin-america sweeping latin america.

    But I`m trying to eat hot pockets, so it`s time to leave.

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