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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:04 AM

Oregon woman had 14 worms pulled from her eye after rare infection

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.

Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016. Scientists reported the case Monday.

The woman, Abby Beckley, was diagnosed in August 2016 with Thelazia gulosa. That’s a type of eye worm seen in cattle in the northern United States and southern Canada, but never before in humans.

They are spread by a type of fly known as “face flies.” The flies feed on the tears that lubricate the eyeball, scientists said.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article199755734.html

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Reply Oregon woman had 14 worms pulled from her eye after rare infection (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 2018 OP
sprinkleeninow Feb 2018 #1
TexasTowelie Feb 2018 #3
sprinkleeninow Feb 2018 #6
Laffy Kat Feb 2018 #2
TexasTowelie Feb 2018 #4
Laffy Kat Feb 2018 #5
Ninsianna Feb 2018 #7
dewsgirl Feb 2018 #8
Nay Feb 2018 #9
ploppy Feb 2018 #10

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:14 AM

1. Oy! Am heading off to the sack. No worm dreams! 🐛 😄

How're you faring? My heart is still burdened for TX from Harvey.

Enjoying your posts as always....

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:49 AM

3. I debated posting the story since it is unsettling.

I hope that you don't have any nightmares.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:17 AM

6. Just now hitting the hay. Turning this phone off and saw your reply.

Nah, it's a strange incident, but may have someone be made aware of such a thing. Who knew. Getting really weird in this world. People swim in fresh bodies of h2o and get infected with bacteria and parasites. Sometimes deadly. You never know.

Nite now! 💙 😴

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:15 AM

2. Ewwww.

I feel distressed just reading that.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:51 AM

4. I hope that they don't pull that as a stunt

in any movies that I might see in the future. It gives me the creeps too.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 04:55 AM

5. You know, I think I could eat my lunch and watch an autopsy at the same time.

Very little bothers me. Yet, there is something about eyes and teeth that gross me out. My kids always had to pull their own teeth, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Pulling worms out of eyes, no, no, no.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:16 AM

7. I could do the autopsy, but I draw the line at wormy pictures!

The parasite pictures make me want to vomit, and apparently the expression on my face amused my micro professor.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:39 AM

8. This is literally the stuff of nightmares.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:46 AM

9. AAAAAACK. Disgusting!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:44 PM

10. I wonder if that hurt.

Or was it itchy? Yikes!

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