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.
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 was diagnosed in August 2016 with Thelazia gulosa, a type of eye worm seen in the northern United States and southern Canada - but only in cattle.
The woman had been horseback riding in Gold Beach, Oregon, in a cattle farming area.
After a week of eye irritation, she pulled a worm from her eye. Over two weeks, doctors removed 13 more. She recovered.
The report was published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
- Worms removed from eye of Oregon woman
- Brain-eating worm grows in Florida man's eye
- 'I looked at it, and it was moving': Worm in woman's eye leads to unique discovery
- 132-pound ovarian tumor removed from Connecticut woman
- Metro Detroit woman finds worm in fish purchased from Whole Foods
- BYU student finds success running worm droppings business
- South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm
- Oregon legislature sends homeless removal bill to Governor
- Trump eyes purging Cabinet 'deadweight'
- Woman Wanted for Stabbing Another Woman in the Eye over a Man