Botfly larvae burrow deep inside your skin and feed on tissue and blood.
A seemingly harmless cat scratch leads to a rash that feels "alive"!
This parasite feeds directly on the vital organs from the inside-out.
When bacteria gain access to this woman's brain, the results are nearly fatal.
A woman's life is turned upside down when she is contracts an incurable virus.
After eating some raw sushi, a woman begins a fight for her life.
The deadliest parasitic disease on Earth causes nearly a million deaths a year.
A woman contracts a parasite, Trichinella spiralis, after eating infected meat.
Brittney's worst fears are realized when a cough soon starts producing worms.
A programmer is rushed to a hospital, doctors discover a dangerous parasite!
A school girl cannot understand why she's finding it so hard to breathe...
A fourth grade teacher's liver is being destroyed from within, a young dance instructor is crippled before doctors find a huge mass unlike any they've seen before, and a firefighter battles for his own life when his brain begins swelling uncontrollably. All very different cases with one thing in common, the causes of these mysterious illnesses are not viruses or bacteria, but parasites.
A ten year old boy mysteriously spikes a high fever after swimming in a lake, an 11-month old becomes lethargic and unresponsive and a group of medical students return from spring break and all develop terrible headaches and meningitis-like symptoms. Family and friends are shocked and worried. Doctors race to unlock the mysteries before it is too late this season on Monsters Inside Me.
This season on Monsters Inside Me, a pregnant teacher falls sick and finds out her baby has stopped growing, an eight year old boys leg muscles are being ripped apart from the inside, and a truck driver is experiencing strange black spots in his field of vision. These illnesses are caused by parasites and the patients doctors are racing to find a cure before it's too late.
A parasitic or viral attack is like a tumultuous roller coaster within the body that can take terrifying - and deadly - twists and turns. 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.
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