As the weather gets colder, most people love to enjoy hot pots with friends and family. Well, you should remember that meat products must be cooked properly. A Chinese man in Zhejiang Province was reportedly infested with over 700 parasites and symptoms, such as spasm, dizziness and foaming of his mouth, after eating undercooked meat.
According to the Metro Express, the 46-year-old man surnamed Chu from Hubei, enjoyed a hot pot of pork and beef at home last month. After his meal, he often felt dizzy during the day and experienced some muscular spasms at night. Chu was eventually sent to the hospital due to his recurring spasms.
Chu was first diagnosed with “sellar region lesions” by a hospital in Hubei and then transferred to The First Affiliated Hospital of College of Medicine, Zhejiang University. After careful examination, Chu had more than 700 “taenia solium” in his body and multiple lesions on both sides of his brain. He was later diagnosed with neurocysticercosis — the most common cause of acquired epilepsy.
Chu might have eaten some undercooked meat infested by the parasite, which later made its way to his brain through the digestive system.