Immigrant food handlers with poor hygiene are exposing Americans to the eggs of a tapeworm that causes a parasitic brain idisease called neurocysticercosis. The larvae of the tapeworm form cysts in the spinal cord and brain, which can lead to seizures or death. The disease has been a growing problem in states that border Mexico but is beginning to spread to the rest of the country.
February 9, 2007
Immigrant Workers Bringing Parasitic Brain Infection to US
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