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14 Worms Pulled From Woman’s Eye

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 14:35
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A rare eye infection resulted in 14 worms in Abby Beckley’s eye.  Suppose the shock of looking into an irritated eye for an annoying eyelash or other cumbersome irritation, only to pull out a limpid, wiggling worm nearly a half-inch long. According to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Oregon woman is the first documented human to have contacted this parasitic infection. The disease, usually found in animals, is spread by “face flies,” which feed on the tears that lubricate the eyeball.

The face fly is a robust fly that closely resembles the housefly. Face flies do not bite, but instead, feeds on animal secretions, nectar and dung liquids. Adult female face flies typically cluster around the host’s eyes, mouth, and muzzle, causing extreme annoyance. Female face flies are the … Click HERE to continue reading

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