Warning! This article contains images that some readers may find disturbing
Loathed wherever they go, parasitic worms are some of the animal kingdom’s true lowlifes. They feed off living hosts, sapping them of energy and nutrients while causing a range of horrible diseases. After worming their way into people’s lives, particularly in developing countries, these suckers can lie undetected for months or even years. They just take, take, take, and when they reveal themselves, gracious me, are they hideous creatures to lay your eyes on! We’ve picked five of the worst known to eat us humans from the inside out – but try to be good hosts as we welcome in the parasitic worms.