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