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'Yikes, I'm a Host': What It's Like to Have Parasitic Eye Worms

Submitted by Gizmodo on November 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

It’s not every day that you turn into a medical curiosity. But that’s exactly what happened to Dianne Travers-Gustafson, a retired medical anthropologist and public health researcher from Nebraska. In February 2018, her eyes had the misfortune of becoming infected by a particular kind of parasitic roundworm spread by…

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