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

Medical Xpress - Tue 13 Feb 18

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

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

Ars Technica - Tue 13 Feb 18

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

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

National Geographic - Tue 13 Feb 18

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.

Oregon woman has 14 worms pulled from eye after rare infection

FOXNews - Tue 13 Feb 18

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.

14 worms pulled from the eye of woman with rare infection

AP - Mon 12 Feb 18

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....

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

Livescience - Mon 12 Feb 18

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

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

Reuters - Mon 12 Feb 18

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 ...

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

WebMD - Tue 13 Feb 18

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

OHSU, CDC unravel mysterious eye infection

Eurekalert - Tue 13 Feb 18

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 ...