Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Rare brain worms are the latest border disease

Fatal disease found in developing countries with poor hygiene habits
has made its way into the united States - thanks to illegal aliens.

Medical professionals in South Texas have identified another disease that has apparently slipped across the border – caused by a rare brain worm that can be fatal and is being spread by unsanitary food-handling practices.

While not yet classified as a "major outbreak," several cases of cysticercosis have been identified in South Texas, a spokesman for San Antonio's Metro Health District told KENS-TV, San Antonio.

Magnetic resonance image showing multiple cysticerci within patient's brain

According to the Center for Disease Control, cysticercosis is an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae are ingested, pass through the intestinal wall and enter the body to form cysticerci, or cysts. The cysts migrate throughout the body, resulting in symptoms that vary depending on whether they lodge in the muscles, the eyes, the brain or spinal cord.

Editor's note: Hundreds of new diseases, for which Americans have no immunity, are entering our country every year and killing innocent American citizens. We have to close our borders NOW!

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