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An independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. informed that doctors had found a dead worm in his brain in 2012. Due to which he faced both short-term and long-term memory loss that lead to his divorce from his second wife.

He had also revealed that, he had visited doctors in 2010 who thought he was having a brain tumor but another doctor reported a dark spot in his brain scan which was caused due to the presence of worm in his brain, who ate that portion of his brain and then died.

He also said that he could not made much money due to his poor health conditions and at the same time he was having mercury poisoning. Previously he pretended to be more healthy alternative than Joe Biden and Donald Trump. His secretary then revealed that he was infected by a parasite 10 years ago. His campaign told Business Insider that Kennedy is in “robust physical and mental health” and said questioning his fitness is a “hilarious suggestion, given his competition.”

A University of Connecticut professor and tapeworm specialist, Dr. Jania Caira his parasite was looked mor like the larvae of a pork tapeworm. She has also revealed that adult worm can infect a human if he eat undercooked pork but he got infected by the larvae when he eat food or drink water contaminated with the feces of someone infected with an adult tapeworm infection.

“This typically happens in areas with poor sanitation,” Caira said. “So, it is possible that he could have contracted the infection in South Asia if he came into contact with food or water contaminated with eggs of the tapeworm.” She also said that larvae could not consume tissue of brain of Kennedy.

She explained this fact by saying larvae do not have mouths or digestive systems, they absorb the nutrients required by them from the surface of host’s body. She also said that it can cause some mechanical damage in the brain tisuue.

While a pediatrician and global health advocate Dr. Peter Hotez, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology & microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine revealed that, “neuroparasitic diseases” and “parasitic worms have a huge impact on the human brain.” The diseases caused by these worms are seen in poor populations.

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