USA woman first to be infected with 14 eye worms

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An Oregon woman is recovering from a first-of-its kind infection.

This is only the 11th case of a human being infected in North America.

In the latest example of why you should never go outside or do anything besides binge Netflix shows all day, an or woman was discovered to have a first-of-its-kind infection that resulted in 14 worms being extracted from her eyeball. "Now, we have to add Thelazia gulosa, a third one to the list".

Of the different types of Thelazia worms, scientists previously believed only two species infected humans. It never find before in humans. The flies ingest the worm larvae, then land on an animal's eyes, where the flies feed on tears and other secretions.

In a study published february 12 in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, researchers with the CDC reported that Beckley's infection came from face flies present in a local coastal area with a number of cattle farms.

It gets grosser. She pulled out about six more of the tiny worms over the next few days.

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Meanwhile, back in Oregon, Beckley's eye doctors told her the best treatment for her eye infection was to inspect her eyes regularly and pull out any worms she found. Eyewashes had failed to flush out the worms, and the doctors didn't want to give her an anti-parasitic medicine for they anxious a dead worm might remain in her eye and cause scarring. "I felt one squiggle across my eye, and I told the doctors, 'You need to look right now!' I'll never forget the expression on their faces as they saw it move across my eye". At times, she said, they would go under the eyelid or behind the eye and for a time would no longer be visible.

Eye worms infections are very common in cattle, cats, dogs, sheep, pigs, foxes, and wolves. According to Engelhaupt, the worm larvae crawl from the flies into the eyes of the animals they're feeding on, where they transform into adults and produce larvae.

"We had to go back to papers published in German back in 1928 to help identify this worm as Thelazia gulosa", says the study's lead author, Richard Bradbury of the CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. The next day she showed an optometrist, who found another three worms. She urged to the local doctor and to an ophthalmologist but had no luck.

"It was shocking when it happened, and it's just fascinating now", she told the Tribune.

A Thelazia gulosa eye worm. I ran into my crewmate Allison's room, and I said, 'I need you to see this! That lab sent two worms to CDC's parasitic diseases lab in Atlanta.

It is possible but generally unlikely for these worms to cause scarring of the cornea and even blindness if they saunter off the whites of an eye and into your field of vision, Bradbury and Schuetz said.

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