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Worms grow in woman’s brain after consuming food contaminated with fecal matter

By Mason White 1:24 PM September 18, 2015
Yadira Rostro 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A woman in Texas, who suffered terrible headaches, checked herself into a hospital, where doctors discovered that worms were growing in her brain.

31-year-old Yadira Rostro of Garland, said that she suffered from headaches for a long time, and sometimes, her eyesight deteriorated and she could not see well.

After conducting tests, doctors found tapeworms and eggs.

Dr. Richard Meyrat, a Neurosurgeon at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center, said that Rostro likely picked up the parasite by ingesting food contaminated with fecal matter.

Usually the parasite passes through the body, but in the case of Rostro, it got into her bloodstream and then in her brain.

Doctors at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center were able to extract the larvae. Doctors believe that she will make a full recovery.