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Tapeworm disease diagnosed in Australian woman who hadn’t travelled overseas –

It’s the first locally acquired case of the disease in Australia – and health authorities are perplexed because the woman hadn’t travelled overseas.



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A young woman has become the first person in Australia to contract tapeworm disease locally.
The 25 year old from Melbourne has Neurocysticercosis or NCC – and her diagnosis is perplexing doctors.
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reported the case of NCC, explaining that its rarely acquired in economically affluent regions.
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a disease caused by infection of the central nervous system with the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium, the repor…

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