Loaisis

African Eye Worm

Also known as African eye worm, is caused by the parasitic worm Loa loa. It is transmitted by Crysops  (deerflies). In addition, the infection is often associated with recurrent episodes of itchy swellings.  Prevalence of loaisis has been mapped in 11 countries in Africa. For more information please visit http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/loiasis/

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