Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to Taenia solium taeniosis and cysticercosis in Zambia (2)

9 November, 2023

Interesting. Thank you for sharing this Neil. An old friend (retired nurse) of my late mum (nurse) developed adult onset seizes and luckily, she had a CT scan brain done and a diagnosis of neurocysticercosis was made (had to come from Luanshya on the Copperbelt to Lusaka for this) by a neurosurgeon, and after 3 months of treatment, is back to normal.

We need more of such case studies shared so that public health preventive measures can be intensified.

I am about to launch a health podcast and hope to have an episode on this one as the general public get shocked on how worms can find themselves in their brain! Will share details of the podcast by the end of this month of November.



HIFA-Zambia profile: Wezi P. M. Sunkutu is a medical doctor (GP) with over 5yrs exposure in the rural parts of the country at both clinical and administrative level. drwezisunkutu AT