Team unravels mysterious eye infection—Oregon woman first known case of human infected with cattle eyeworm species

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 around cows near her rural home, experts conclude in a paper published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Team unravels mysterious eye infection—Oregon woman first known case of human infected with cattle eyeworm species

An August 2016 call to an infectious disease hotline OHSU runs for Northwest physicians ended up being one for the record books.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

Woman pulls wiggling cattle worms from her eyeball—makes medical history

CDC experts suspect she just didn't swat a fly away fast enough.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Ars Technica

Parasitic Worms Found in a Woman's Eye—First Case of Its Kind

An Oregon woman’s infection marks the first time on record that an eye worm species normally found in cattle has been seen in humans.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from National Geographic

Oregon woman has 14 worms pulled from eye after rare infection

An Oregon woman with a rare eye infection may be the first human to have contracted a parasitic infection spread by flies, a scientific report released Monday said.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from FOXNews

14 worms pulled from the eye of woman with rare infection

NEW YORK (AP) -- An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies....

Mon 12 Feb 18 from AP

Weird Worm Crawling in Oregon Woman's Eye Has Only Been Seen in Cows

A 26-year-old woman in Oregon made a horrifying discovery: Her eyes were infected with small, translucent eye worms.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Livescience

U.S. woman found with eye worm previously known only in cattle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Reuters

Ick! U.S. Woman Has First Case of Human 'Eye Worm'

For days, the woman's left eye felt irritated. It felt like there was a hair or something in her eye.

Tue 13 Feb 18 from WebMD

OHSU, CDC unravel mysterious eye infection

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 ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Eurekalert

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