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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Apr;14(4):647-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1404.071205.

Human thelaziasis, Europe.

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University of Bari, Bari, Italy. d.otranto@veterinaria.uniba.it

Abstract

Thelazia callipaeda eyeworm is a nematode transmitted by drosophilid flies to carnivores in Europe. It has also been reported in the Far East in humans. We report T. callipaeda infection in 4 human patients in Italy and France.

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PMC2570937
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10.3201/eid1404.071205
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