Wormy weave infects woman's skull

Written By Michael Maunda on Sunday, December 1, 2013 | 8:24 PM

After a visit to a very upmarket hair salon in Kenya, Irene Myangoh didn't expect her worst nightmare to unravel... from her weave!

The biggest money maker is real human hair, and she splashed out  more than N5,500 on her Brazillian locks. But two weeks after, Irene started to feel very ill. She started suffering from severe headache that would not subside.

She saw a handful of private doctotrs and even specialists, undergoing brain scans and blood tests, but nothing could explain the increasingly bad pain.

Irene eventually received her diagnosis, worms from the weave had latched on to her scalp. "The worms were burrowing into her skull and after sending the samples to the lab they found that the hair had eggs from which the worms had hatched."

iReport TV says the doctor told her that the hair was probably from a corpse because those worms are usually found on dead bodies.  Efforts to reach her doctor for further comments were fruitless for he was said to be out of the country.