Doctors perplexed over larvae in brain of Australian

A 'cyst' was removed from a woman experiencing headaches and blurred vision: case study

Doctors are perplexed at how a young Melbourne woman ended up with pork tapeworm larvae in her brain, despite never having left Australia and having little contact with animals.

An MRI of the cyst found in the woman's brain.

The 25-year-old barista was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis (NCC), a central nervous system infection with the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium