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Australia’s first case of Neurocysticercosis

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Eldorado

Mystery surrounds how a Melbourne woman who had never travelled overseas was infected in Australia with a parasitic disease spread by a tapeworm found in pigs.

The case has sparked warnings that diseases such as neurocysticercosis may be able to spread to Australia due to increasing international travel.

The tapeworm taenia solium is not commonly found in Australia and those previously diagnosed with the disease neurocysticercosis (NCC) have been either immigrants, or people who have travelled to regions where the disease is more common such as Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Full report at News dot com Australia: LInk

Case Report: Neurocysticercosis Acquired in Australia.  Sep 24, 2020: Physicians Weekly

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4 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

Mystery surrounds how a Melbourne woman who had never travelled overseas was infected in Australia with a parasitic disease spread by a tapeworm found in pigs.

The case has sparked warnings that diseases such as neurocysticercosis may be able to spread to Australia due to increasing international travel.

The tapeworm taenia solium is not commonly found in Australia and those previously diagnosed with the disease neurocysticercosis (NCC) have been either immigrants, or people who have travelled to regions where the disease is more common such as Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Full report at News dot com Australia: LInk

Case Report: Neurocysticercosis Acquired in Australia.  Sep 24, 2020: Physicians Weekly

When going overseas make sure your bacon and sausages are cooked properly.

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susieice

Does Australia import meats? Possibly entered the country that way. IDK, just asking.

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1 hour ago, susieice said:

Does Australia import meats? Possibly entered the country that way. IDK, just asking.

They do but doesnt mean it couldnt have been locally aquired either. The woman is 25 , but according to the OP article has been complaining of issues since the age of 18, so who knows what occured round that time.

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Taeniasis occurs worldwide. It is commonly seen in parts of Latin America, Africa, South-East Asia and eastern Europe. Both forms are usually imported to Australia, but sporadic locally acquired cases of T. saginata infection have been reported.

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/disease-information-advice/taeniasis-tapeworm

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