15 Shocking and Horrifying Parasites You Didn’t Know May Be Inside Your Body

Yes! We may go to the gym, eat healthy and exercise a lot and didn’t have to worry about harmful parasites working their way through our body. We may think we are pretty healthy and generally feel all good but what if we found out there may be little horrifying creatures living inside you that are slowly killing you and you might not even know it? So curl up in your blanket and let’s get started.

Here are 15 disgusted parasites that may be inside your body right now.

Onchocerca Volvulus

This is a roundworm that causes onchocerciasis or commonly known as river blindness. It causes long-term corneal inflammation, which thickens the corneal stroma, which causes blindness. The black fly is the vector of the carrier of the ringworm and their common life span is one to two years and their presence in the blood stream does not cause the body’s immune system to react or even attack it but instead it will continue to remain in the body until it dies or degrades.



Naegleria Fowleri

This parasite is actually compared to zombies because they are brain-eating amoeba. They are found in warm bodies of freshwater such as ponds, soil and lakes. These parasites like to jump into a person and attack the brain and also the human nervous system. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis which is usually fatal. It affects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose and then rapidly destroys your ability to smell at all. Symptoms such as headache, nausea and the rigidity of neck muscles until you get thrown into an irreversible coma. Death occurs after 14 days of exposure as a result of respiratory failure. You cannot get infected from swallowing water contaminated with Naegleria.