'Yikes, I'm A Host': What It's Like To Have Parasitic Eye Worms
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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 face flies. She likely fell victim to the parasite while trail running along California’s Carmel Valley.


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