Flies feeding on cow tears transfer eye worms to Oregon woman. by Keaton Thomas. Thelazia gulosa Photos Courtesy OHSU. Thelazia gulosa cattle eyeworm Photos courtesy CDC.jpg. Thelazia gulosa mid body with prominent cuticular striations, intestinal tube, and ovaries containing spirurid. Thelazia gulosa in situ .PORTLAND, Ore. It was one of the most interesting calls Dr. Erin Bonura has ever received while at Oregon Health and Science University OHSU . This patient has worms coming out of her eye. What are we going to do? Bonura said, remembering the call.Rese..An Oregon woman s infection marks the first time on record that an eye worm species normally found in cattle has been seen in humans. The worms are carried by face flies, which feed on the tears of cattle, horses, and dogs you may have seen them persistently buzzing around an animal s eyes..The researchers suspect the woman became infected with the eye worms while horseback riding in Gold Beach, Ore., a cattle farming region. The worms are "The larvae are introduced into the fleshy part of our eyes when the fly is feeding on our tear film, the moist part around our eyes." Most people .
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