Deadly Parasites Hijack Unsuspecting Hosts in Animal Planet’s New Series Monsters Inside Me
–Hidden Enemies Lurk Among Us,
“MONSTERS INSIDE ME is part horror movie, part medical detective story,” says
Throughout MONSTERS INSIDE ME, viewers watch as victims are afflicted with parasites as exotic as malaria, to as common as raccoon roundworm, which is found in many parts of the U.S. No matter what the assailant, each parasite proves a formidable opponent as doctors are puzzled, and victims are frequently misdiagnosed before the real culprit is unveiled.
Doctors think John Figge’s stifling headaches are the result of a brain tumor until surgery reveals Schistosoma mansoni worms attacking his brain;
“Parasites are tremendously advanced creatures that have had millions of years to learn and combat the behaviors of their hosts,” says Riskin. “Having had a few myself, I can tell you, it’s not an experience to look forward to, or one you can easily forget.”
MONSTERS INSIDE ME is produced for Animal Planet by Optomen Productions.
**For more information on parasites and their stomach-churning habits visit www.animalplanet.com where you can find profiles on the parasites from MONSTERS INSIDE ME.
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SOURCE Animal Planet