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OHSU, CDC unravel mysterious eye infection

Health / Diseases & Conditions : EurekAlert: Diseases

(Oregon Health & Science University) A 26-year-old Oregon woman was the first known case of a human being infected with the cattle eyeworm Thelazia gulosa, which normally affects large animals. She was likely infected while being ar...

Woman 'absolutely shocked' to find worms in her eye

News : USAToday: News

Abby Beckley is the first known person to have contracted Thelazia gulosa, an eye worm usually found in cattle.        

Thelazia gulosa: US woman becomes first human infected with parasitic eye worm

News : The Newsroom

A US woman has become the first person ever infected with a rare, tiny eye worm previously only found in cattle, according to a Centres for Disease Control (CDC) report. Abby Beckley, a 26-year-old from Oregon, felt an itching sensa...

‘Eye Worms’: Doctors Identify First Case of Cattle Parasites in Humans

News : The Daily Beast

CDC/Handout An Oregon woman’s bizarre case study of “eye worms” is believed to be the first incident of a human carrying the species Thelazia gulosa, which had previously only been found in cattle. The case, profiled in The American...

Worms pulled from Oregon woman's eye in first known case of infection

Health : The Guardian: Health

Fourteen tiny worms removed in 2016 case of Thelazia gulosa, a parasitic infection spread by flies and previously seen only in cattle An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of ...


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