Neurocysticercosis, infection with pork tapeworm larvae brain parasites, is an increasingly serious public health problem in the United States, potentially causing headaches, dizziness, seizures, other neurological disorders, and sudden death.
Check out these videos for more about other food-borne illnesses:
Superbugs in Conventional vs. Organic Chicken
Norovirus Food Poisoning from Pesticides
Foster Farms Responds to Chicken Salmonella Outbreaks
Is Meat Glue Safe?
MRSA Superbugs in Meat
Ciguatera Poisoning & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
C. difficile Superbugs in Meat
This continues the brain theme from Avoiding Cholesterol is a No Brainer. See also Avoiding Epilepsy Through Diet, which highlights how even those who abstain from pork may be at risk (i.e., if Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn can get pork tapeworms, anyone can get pork tapeworms).
For more context, also check out my associated blog post Contagion: bad timing for CDC report of new swine flu strain.