When traveling to rural areas of foreign countries, one may want to be aware of any strange symptoms that arise after. One traveled to a rural area of Russia after her trip to the World Cup, and soon after she noticed a series of bumps she developed on her face. She quickly realized that these weren’t actually a series of bumps, but one bump that seemed to be moving around… and that bump… was a parasite.
While the woman was unidentified, the case was detailed in the New England Journal of Medicine along with this series of photos…
They went on to report…
“A physical examination showed a superficial moving oblong nodule at the upper eyelid. A parasite was fixed with forceps and removed surgically. The parasite was identified by means of a polymerase-chain-reaction assay as Dirofilaria repens, which is a zoonotic filarial nematode.”
Translation, she got a worm in her face most often transmitted to humans via mosquitos. While infections of dogs and cats are common, infections of humans are relatively rare.
Nonetheless, people were grossed out…
That story about the woman with the parasitic worm inside her face is just too gross. I can't even share it. It is giving me night terrors. pic.twitter.com/zqpquB6tlB— Mireya Garcia (@mireya_g) June 22, 2018
A parasitic worm crawling around under your face?! Nope kill me. Two times.— MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) June 22, 2018
Oh HELL no I'm staying my black ass in the HOUSE https://t.co/rYH4mTbVky— What type of unqualified ass bitch are you? (@9bitkid) June 22, 2018
She really waited 10 days, 10 DAYS?? https://t.co/Bp7vkrl3X9— 짐짐 (@chimczon) June 22, 2018
Get this off my timeline.— Velvet Serenity (@VelvetPacifist) June 23, 2018
I’m never going back outside ? pic.twitter.com/6uKI2V0Tj9— Aniya Scott (@AniyaScott2) June 23, 2018
Excuse us while we go loose our breakfast.