Horrifying images show 5 cm long parasitic worms that are pulled out of the eyes of women after they had them & # 39; while bathing in rivers & # 39;
- The unnamed women went to a doctor where they live in Vietnam
- They suffered from eye pain that the doctor soon discovered
- The video shows dozens of black worms were removed from the eyes
- According to reports, women often swim in rivers where parasites can live
Coarse footage has revealed that 5 cm long parasitic worms were pulled out of the eyes of women.
The women from Vietnam lie very still while a doctor picks up dozens of black worms that swim in their eyes.
According to local reports, women often wash their clothes in streams.
They probably came in contact with the parasites that often live in the water and hit their host.
Horrifying images show that 5 cm long black parasitic worms are pulled out of the eyes of women in Vietnam
The women, who were not named, went to a clinic in Cao Bằng province in northern Vietnam on July 2.
They complained about eye pain, but it is not clear how long ago they suffered, or whether there were other symptoms that were common to infections caused by parasites.
After investigation, the doctors discovered the worm-like creatures that still moved after they were removed.
The doctor shows images with the help of a small plastic rod to remove the parasites and tries to dispose of in a container of water.
At the end of the video, worms of all sizes are winding in the bowl.
A parasite is an organism that enters its host to live off its nutrients. Once in the body it can stay there for many years and cause damage to organs such as the bladder, kidneys and liver.
WHAT IS A PARASITE?
A parasite is an organism that lives in another living organism and is dependent on other beings to stay alive. They often damage their host during the process.
Many different parasites affect humans and they can transmit deadly diseases, such as malaria and trichomoniasis, that can be transmitted during sex.
About three-quarters of the parasites are so small that they are not visible to the human eye, but some, such as worms, can become much larger.
Examples of parasites that can occur in humans are tapeworms and roundworms, both of which live in the digestive tract.
Possible symptoms of a parasitic infection are skin lumps or rash, weight loss or increased appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea and fever.
Source: Medical News Today
The infection can cause death by endangering nutrition, thereby affecting cognitive processes and tissues, the World Health Organization said.
It is not clear which parasites lived in the eyes of women – or for a long time – because there are thousands of parasites.
Most people with an infection live in developing countries, where there is not enough clean drinking water or an effective sanitary system to keep infected faeces from a host that contaminates food and water in their environment.
While some parasites are taken when a person eats contaminated food, many parasites live in water and cause illness when someone swallows or has contact with the water.
Schistosomiasis is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in places such as Asia and South America. It crawls into the skin of a person who is swimming or washing in polluted water.
Tiny single-celled animals called acanthamoeba live in water all over the world, including tap water, swimming pools, and hot tubs.
After investigation, the doctors discovered the worm-like creatures that still moved after they were removed. Some were clear (pictured)
While some parasites are ingested by contaminated food, many parasites live in water
They can infect the eye and cause an Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) infection, which is easier for people who wear contact lenses in the water.
AK infection is on the rise in the UK, according to the charity Fight For Sight.
Helmets, which are worm-like parasites, including roundworms and flatworms, are usually seen with the naked eye due to their larger size.
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