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Australian woman is recovering after having a worm pulled out of her brain

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

Ever get a song stuck in your head? That's called an earworm, and it's harmless. A real worm in your brain? Not so much. Last year, an Australian woman was having stomach pain and forgetting things. A brain scan revealed an atypical lesion. But in the biopsy, the surgeon spotted and pulled out a wiggling worm. It's believed to be the first case of a worm invading and developing in a human brain. The woman is recovering just fine with one less worry on her mind. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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