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2012-02-10 10:27:26

A neuropeptide called Substance P is the cause of seizures in patients with brains infected by the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), said Baylor College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears online in the open access journal PLoS Pathogens. "Neurocysticercosis or the tapeworm parasitic infection in the brain, is the major cause of acquired seizures," said Dr. Prema Robinson, assistant professor of medicine — infectious diseases, and corresponding author of the report. "It is...

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2010-04-14 10:03:19

Increasing in Mexico and Bordering Southwestern States Tapeworm infections of the brain, which can cause epileptic seizures, appear to be increasing in Mexico and bordering southwestern states, Loyola University Health System researchers report. In Mexico, up to 10 percent of the population may have the infection, neurocysticercosis. While many people never develop symptoms, neurocysticercosis nevertheless "remains a serious health concern, especially among the poor," Loyola researchers wrote...

2009-08-22 23:22:25

Parasitic diseases like Chagas and dengue fever have spread along the border with Mexico and in other poor areas of the United States, researchers say. Scientists say the diseases can cause long-term health problems, including birth defects and heart disease, The Wall Street Journal reports. The diseases thrive in conditions where people have poor sanitation and suffer from malnutrition and are usually associated with poor countries, especially in the tropics.. These are diseases that we know...

2008-06-25 00:02:50

A U.S. report concludes the nation's poor are needlessly suffering from neglected infections commonly found in poverty-stricken regions. The study, published in the Public Library of Science, said hundreds of thousands of people living in the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, inner cities and Mexican borderlands suffer from parasitic, bacterial and congenital infections similar to so-called neglected tropical diseases in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Global...


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Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

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