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10 facts about neurocysticercosis

Chronic headaches are a symptom of neurocysticercosis
WHO/J. Latel

50 million people are affected by epilepsy. More than 80% live in the developing world

Neurocysticercosis is the most frequent preventable cause of epilepsy in the developing world. It is a common infection of the human nervous system and a growing public health concern. Symptoms of neurocysticercosis can include chronic headaches, blindness, seizures, meningitis and dementia.

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