Nervepede (chrysalis cortanum) a parasitic worm, also known as, brainworms, closely related to the Cestoda of the Phylum Platyhhelminthes family. As most parasitic soft-bodied invertebrates, the nervepede has only one opening for ingestions of foods (minerals, supplements, etc.) and the egestion of wastes. Their bodies are symmetrical and lack respiratory organs. Its members have a specific taste for the cerebral cortex cells of mammals, particularly the human brain. Only one case of infection has been reported since 1864. Research of the Nervepede has been halted by the International Health Association (IHA) and named illegal by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1951.

History and DevelopmentEdit

Nervepede first formed in 1864 with a rare case of Neuronervepedis in Charleston, England. The victim was a woman named, Maria Anthony, who was exposed to an unsanitary condition of poultry. The eggs of the brainworm develop in undercooked meat through viable triconstis, infection by the chrysalis parasite in the tissues of flesh in variable temperatures. Anthony was submitted to a hospital center three days after the infection took place. A research document by the New England National Health Association (NENHA) issued several reports regarding the rare new species. The report found unusual side effects of host victims. March 18, 1864, Maria Anthony, in hospice care, began experiencing extreme polydipsia and dehydration. Anthony was then given an opiate analgesic stimulant to relieve her tendencies and return to a passive state. March 20, 1864, subject has stopped and relapse into comatose. March 21, 1864, subject awakes from comatose and bites onto human flesh of nursing assistant, Juliet Mathers. Mathers reported severe injuries of a paralyzed arm and the loss of a right hand. Shortly after, Anthony was detained in a detention facility while on extreme watch and medication administration. On April 3, 1864, subject, Maria Anthony, no longer exhibited signs of normal human behavior and processed primitive animalistic instincts of aggression. Further reports of these incidents are classified by the NENHA and have drawn much speculation from public views.

Society and CultureEdit

Much of the nervepede is classified information.

Some have named the parasite the inducer of the "zombie effect."

In 1941, a report of a nervepede attack was filed in Leningrad, Germany during WWII to the IHA. This report was never confirmed and has been believed to be fabricated.

Many believe a sample of the first specimen is kept by the NENHA and is currently undergoing research objectives.

-Perrin Yeung