Happy Monday everyone! Today’s post features a nasty parasite that us gore lovers have probably seen before. This little shit is called Echinococcus which infects its hosts by being ingested. It can remain in the body for years without showing any symptoms but will form slow growing cysts that can travel to various parts of the body such as the brain which we see here. The cyst will incubate the parasite for months or even decades.
In the video we see doctors cutting open the skull and slowly but surely they manage to squeeze out a giant cyst. I can’t imagine what that would feel like pushing against my brain. I’d like to take this opportunity to say stay the fuck away from me Echinococcus!