A Deadly Parasitic Worm That Lays Eggs Inside Human Organs Is Set To Invade Europe

(The Sun) Caused by schistosome flatworms, the infection occurs when people come into contact with a type of freshwater snail that produces the worms.

These worms then penetrate the skin and live in the blood vessels surrounding the intestines or bladder of the individual.

When the eggs of these flatworms become trapped in human organs, they can cause inflammation, blindness, scarring, anaemia and ultimately, death.

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