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Doctors discover live worm in Australian woman’s brain

The Ophidascaris robertsi is common in nonvenomous snakes found across Australia. Photo: BBC.

Doctors have found an 8cm live warm in the brain of an Australian woman.

The doctors said the woman suffered from “unusual constellation” with symptoms such as stomach pain, cough and night sweats resulting to increased forgetfulness and depression.

The woman was admitted to the hospital in late January of 2021, where Surgeons a defect at the right frontal lobe of her brain.

Then in 2022, surgeons who performed surgery on her later discovered the cause of her condition.

According to them, the warm must have entered her brain while she was collecting a type of native grass, beside a lake near where she lived.

BBC reports that the woman is recovering well.

Writing by Emmanuella Okeiyi; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu