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Chronic Headaches and Pork Parasites

Neurocysticercosis is the name for an infection of the human central nervous system by pork tapeworm larvae. The invasion of baby pork tapeworms in the brain has become an increasingly important emerg…

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Pork Tapeworms in the Brain

A pair of new studies underscore the U.S. public health threat of neurocysticercosis—quite literally having pork tapeworm larvae curled up inside one's brain—now the most common cause of adult-onset e…

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