Recreations are mostly filmed in hospitals and homes in New York City. A young girl's love of swimming comes back to haunt her when she develops severe headaches, nausea, and a bizarre rash all over her body. Parasites can do frightening things to the human body and the show introduces viewers to infections that are extremely rare. The cause sends everyone reeling. The show covers common parasites like the bedbug and hookworm but it also introduces the viewer to species that they may not of heard of, like the cat poop parasite or the brain eating parasite. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. Naegleria fowleri infects people when water containing the ameba enters the body through the nose.
Just this summer, fatal cases of Naegleria infection were reported in Minnesota, , Oklahoma and Indiana. Kyle Gracin Lewis Photo courtesy of Julie Lewis You can learn more about the devastating effects of this amoeba on. In Illinois, a mother thinks her newborn son has something wrong with his eyes. Interviews with contributors are shot on location across North America. It includes first-person interviews with people and medical professionals telling their personal stories about contracting various parasitic, viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases.
Please help by adding links within the existing text. According to Kyle Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation website, in August 2010, Kyle contracted the water-borne amoeba while swimming in a lake with his family. Monsters Inside Me shows what happens when parasites and microscopic bugs enter a human being and decide to live with the human as their host. Air Date : 2nd-Oct-2013 A newly engaged Illinois man mysteriously collapses and suffers organ failure and gangrene from Legionnaire's disease. Air Date : 18th-Dec-2013 Monsters Inside Me - Season : 4 A 7-year-old girl contracts the bubonic plague and suffers a 107 fever, vomiting, painful buboes, and seizures; a yoga instructor finds out that what she thought was influenza is actually necrotizing fasciitis caused by Streptococcus intermedius and Peptostreptococcus; a state wrestling champion contracts angiostrongyliasis. Only one species type of Naegleria infects people: Naegleria fowleri.
What is the Kyle Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation? When a parasite enters the human body it usually causes a bad infection, resulting in the infected human suffering a horrible illness that can be next to impossible to cure. Air Date : 11th-Oct-2013 A small-town boy's summer fun is cut short by a life-threatening Neisseria meningitidis infection. The African sleeping sickness is one such infection that leads to extreme fatigue. The Naegleria fowleri ameba then travels up the nose to the brain where it destroys the brain tissue. It is a silent, unseen deadly risk and my child was worth protecting…I wish I had been made aware before we lost our Kyle.
Air Date : 18th-Dec-2013 A special episode with three cases that happened during the holidays — A newlywed woman gets a constant pain in her scalp from botfly larvae; a Virginia man gets sharp back pains and develops a hole in his heart from Streptococcus viridans; a female business consultant and part-time photographer gets valley fever. There are many different types of parasites out there and each episode of Monsters Inside Me concentrates on a specific parasite and what the resulting harm was to the human being that it affected. A parasitic or viral attack is like a tumultuous roller coaster within the body that can take terrifying - and deadly - twists and turns. Monsters Inside Me is a documentary series that airs on Animal Planet. This article needs more to help. A teenage boy develops stomach pains and nausea from accidentally swallowing a bristle from a grill brush, which got lodged in his intestines; a 16-year-old girl who swam in a local river develops encephalitis from naegleria fowleri; an industrial painter has difficulties breathing and walking from Blastomyces. A teenage boy develops stomach pains, starts vomiting blood and fecal matter, and has nausea from accidentally swallowing a bristle from a grill brush, which got lodged in his intestines; in 2011, a 16-year-old girl who swam in a Florida river experiences a headache, fever, vomiting, mental confusion, unusual behavior and dies from amoebic meningitis; an industrial painter has difficulties breathing and walking from Blastomyces dermatitidis.
The cause sends everyone reeling. In addition, with their cause of Naegleria awareness, Lewis said they are getting great support from federal, state and local health officials. The people on the show range from old to young. His fiance gazes in horror as he must choose between life and limb; a perky animal-loving eight-year-old girl survives rabies — a disease with a 99% fatality rate; a college freshmen almost goes blind from a bout of Acanthamoeba keratitis. This season highlights victims who suffer hallucinations, septic shock, worms slithering in the eye and more, with diagnoses ranging from rat lungworms to the Bubonic plague and even worse. When his trauma wounds mysteriously don't heal, doctors discover a hideous infection.
Air Date : 11th-Dec-2013 A teenager caught in the 2011 Joplin tornado in Missouri is recovering in the hospital when he suddenly suffers from a life-threatening case of zygomycosis. Air Date : 25th-Oct-2013 A Peace Corps volunteer traveling to Burkina Faso suddenly suffers from excruciating bouts of nausea and diarrhea from Entamoeba histolytica, and must find medical help before it is too late; a young woman almost suffocates due to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome she got from breathing dust while cleaning up contaminated with mouse feces; an 18-month-old boy gets infected with Baylisascaris procyonis worms which cause his brain to swell and have neurological damage, eye fluttering, and unresponsiveness. Air Date : 11th-Dec-2013 A teenage boy develops stomach pains, starts vomiting blood and fecal matter, and has nausea from accidentally swallowing a bristle from a grill brush, which got lodged in his intestines; in 2011, a 16-year-old girl who swam in a Florida river experiences a headache, fever, vomiting, mental confusion, unusual behavior and dies from amoebic meningitis; an industrial painter has difficulties breathing and walking from Blastomyces dermatitidis. Monsters Inside Me is scientifically based and delivers a lot of new information on virtually unheard of parasites. There are even episodes where children are shown and discussed getting sick so this television series is definitely not for the faint of heart. A couple traveling who visited South Africa get maggots under their skin; a man suffers coughing fits, severe headaches, vertigo, and violent episodes including chasing his son with a wrench and punching him in the face before doctors discover the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans has infected his brain.
Parents and families have the right to be informed of such a deadly infection that has no known, guaranteed cure. An oil rig worker and daredevil experiences sensitivity to light, muscle pain and horrifying hallucinations from Trichinella spiralis after eating bear meat. This typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. For more infectious disease news and information, - Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. When doctors analyze the boy further, they discover something is eating his eyes and brain. A teenager dodges death when he survives getting sucked into a tornado. Naegleria infections are considered rare according to health authorities.
The series shows graphic and disturbing pictures of the parasites and brings on scientists and other experts to discuss the life cycle and habitats of these gruesome creatures. A former beauty queen suffers an extreme case of asthma for one year from a nasal packing contaminated with Aspergillus niger fungi. . Air Date : 18th-Dec-2013 A newborn baby develops hydrocephalus from a parasitic disease called toxoplasmosis, which was contracted from his mother; an 11-year-old boy suffers headaches, vomiting, seizures, and starts speaking gibberish from being infected with the eastern equine encephalitis virus; a teenager living on a farm suffers a severe cough and fever from Paragonimus kellicotti. Monsters Inside Me season 4 episode 8 A Deadly Swim Three families enjoy the bounties of nature, and all of them suffer its wrath.