中英對照讀新聞》Man in China Contracts Brain Parasite After Eating Hot Pot 中國男子吃完火鍋後,腦部感染寄生蟲


2019-12-16 05:30

◎劉宜庭

A man in China ended up with tapeworm larvae in his brain after eating a hot pot meal that was likely undercooked.

中國一名男子在吃過一頓疑似沒煮熟的火鍋後,腦部居然出現絛蟲幼蟲。

The 46-year-old man, who lives in the eastern province of Zhejiang, went to the hospital after developing neurological symptoms, including headaches, dizziness and epilepsy-like episodes of limb twitching and foaming at the mouth.

這名住在浙江省東部的46歲男子,在出現頭痛、暈眩、類似癲癇發作的四肢顫搐、口吐白沫等神經症狀後送醫。

He was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis, a parasitic disease that occurs when a person ingests microscopic eggs from a pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). When the eggs hatch, the larvae can travel throughout the body, including to the brain, muscles, skin and eyes, where they form cysts.

他被診斷出「神經性囊尾幼蟲病」,一種因人類吃下豬肉絛蟲(有鉤絛蟲)的微粒蟲卵而發生的寄生蟲病。當這些蟲卵孵化時,幼蟲會在人體內流竄,造成腦部、肌肉、皮膚和眼睛等處的囊腫。

Doctors suspect that the man had purchased meat tainted with tapeworm larvae, and that he didn’t cook it well enough to kill those larvae.

醫師懷疑該名男子買到被絛蟲幼蟲污染的肉品,而且他沒有烹煮肉品到足以殺死這些幼蟲的溫度。

新聞辭典

brain:名詞,腦、腦部。例句:An MRI showed he had multiple lesions in his brain.(核磁共振造影顯示,他的腦內有多處病灶。)

tapeworm:名詞,絛蟲。例句:The man received treatment to eliminate the tapeworms.(這名男子接受驅蟲的療程。)

neurocysticercosis:專有名詞,神經性囊尾幼蟲病。例句:Neurocysticercosis is one of the most common causes of seizures around the world.(神經性囊尾幼蟲病是全球最常見的癲癇發作原因之一。)

  • 中國浙江省一名男子食用疑似沒煮熟的火鍋肉品後,腦部感染寄生蟲,出現頭痛、暈眩、四肢顫搐、口吐白沫等症狀。(歐新社檔案照)

    中國浙江省一名男子食用疑似沒煮熟的火鍋肉品後,腦部感染寄生蟲,出現頭痛、暈眩、四肢顫搐、口吐白沫等症狀。(歐新社檔案照)