“At a recent evening lecture at the California Institute of Technology, a neurologist was explaining the ins and outs of new brain-imaging technology to an audience composed of Caltech professors, students, and members of the general public. The audience was rather quiet, lulled by the technical tone of the lecture. But when the neurologist mentioned in passing that the disease afflicting one of his patients was caused by a brain parasite, the whole room sat up and made a collective noise of disgust and alarm. Brain parasites!”
"Neurocysticercosis is pleomorphic in its presentation due to individual differences in the number, size, and location of the parasites, as well as differences in the severity of the host's immune reaction to the parasite." (from "Cysticercosis")
“After a yearlong investigation, the Department of Justice portrayed the unit at Kings County Hospital Center as a nightmarish place … operated like a prison.”
“The worst part is they know almost nobody would believe you or take you seriously if you told anyone about what they did to you..”
Note that my friend who was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis recommends that I go to Mexico in order to have my malady diagnosed and treated accurately. Should taking such an extreme step be necessary?