Other Human Disease — United States
A parasitic worm infection, once thought to only be found in cows, has shown up in a 2nd person in just 2 years, and it has experts worried that it may be on the rise in the US.
The worm in question, known to scientists as _Thelazia gulosa_, or “cattle eye worm” is transmitted by face flies, which pick up _T. gulosa_ after feeding on the lacrimal secretions (aka, the solution that lubricates the eyeball) of cattle, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From there, the