One of the worst parasites is the tapeworm coming out of your system. These monsters thrive in human stomachs, where they steal all your nutrients.
What is it?
The tape worm, or Cestoda, is a parasitic, segmented flatworm known for invading vertebrate animals and living inside their intestines. This includes humans. They can reach up to 26 ft (12 m) long and can live up to 30 years in one particular host.
Where is it located?
Tapeworm infections are caused by ingesting undercooked meat prepared in poor hygienic conditions. The most common intermediate hosts are pigs, cows, and marine life so therefore transmission to humans often occurs from eating infested pork, beef, and fish. It can also infect pets; tapeworms in dogs are a common occurrence. It’s occasionally used for dieting purposes. A mom once fed her daughter tapeworms so she could lose weight.
How will it kill you?
Once a tapeworm finds its way in your stomach, it uses its fours suckers and two rings of hooks to anchor itself to the walls of your intestine. It then proceeds to steal all nutrients from your diet by absorbing whatever food passes its way through your intestines. So no matter how much you eat, death will occur due to starvation and malnourishment. In addition, the tapeworm can also make its way into your brain, causing death through seizures and other neurological problems.
How to survive:
Some tapeworm infections may never require treatment as the tapeworm will sometimes exit the body on its own by coming out of the anus. Other cases will require medicines such as Praziquantel or Albendazole. Some physicians may also require the patient to undergo enema treatment in order to completely remove the flatworm from your system.