Brain tumor caused by parasite?
The singer of Australian punk band Frenzal Rhomb was diagnosed with a brain tumor after suffering seizures. After the tumor was removed, the doctors determined it was the result of an infection caused by a parasite. Specifically, a kind of tapeworm from Central America typically found in pork products. Which is extra weird since he’s a vegetarian.
The singer, Jay Whalley suspects it came from someone who prepared a vegetarian burrito for him without washing their hands while he was on tour in Central America a few years ago.
He says the parasite was probably residue from the cook’s hands after having handled infected meat and not washing his hands or at least, not washing them enough. But, he can’t prove that and I don’t see how he can be so sure. What’s interesting about this story is such things actually do exist. But, who really knows how he came about it. Could have simply been in contaminated water.
Jay Whalley seems to be doing well after the surgery.
Any further information on this disease is appreciated.