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Worm removed from woman's brain

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A woman from the US has had a live worm removed from her brain.

Surgeons thought Rosemary Alvarez had a brain tumour, but on operating they discovered the worm.

Dr Peter Nakaji said Mrs Alvarez probably picked up the worm after eating undercooked meat.

This video contains scenes of surgery.

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