Body Eating Worm Infects Victorian Couple

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 8, 2011 at 12:48 AM General Health News
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Body eating worm, infamous in China and Thailand, made its way into the bodies of a Victorian couple after they consumed river fish during their trip to Western Australia.

 Body Eating Worm Infects Victorian Couple
Body Eating Worm Infects Victorian Couple

The symptoms began 10 days after eating the river fish and they experienced muscle pains, fevers and vomiting. Sometimes they could also feel something moving under the skin. .

 

Body eating worm known as the gnathostomiasis larvae, grow anywhere between 1-3mm long, have sharp teeth and can actually eat the tissues.

 

The couple has recovered after a treatment with antibiotics.  



Source: Medindia

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