14 worms pulled from US woman’s eye after rare infection - News Summed Up

14 worms pulled from US woman’s 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. That’s a type of eye worm seen in cattle in the northern United States and southern Canada, but never before in humans. After a week of eye irritation, Beckley pulled a worm from her eye. Eye worms are seen in several kinds of animals, including cats and dogs.


Source: Hindustan Times February 13, 2018 02:48 UTC


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