Monthy Case Studies - 2000
A 45-year-old woman immigrated to Oregon from Russia four years ago. She was seen in a health care facility with complaints of abdominal discomfort and intermittent diarrhea.
A 10-week-old infant was admitted to a hospital in North Carolina with a recurring fever on September 8, 2000.
A 38-year-old HIV-positive man was seen at a local AIDS clinic for chronic cough and hemoptysis (blood in sputum).
A 4-year-old girl from Mexico City was seen by her pediatrician for chronic diarrhea of three months duration.
A 14-month-old toddler was admitted to a hospital in Jamaica with a high fever and neurological abnormalities of unknown origin.
A middle-aged couple from Delaware had taken a ten-day Middle Eastern vacation in Iran, Iraq, Jordan, and Egypt.
A 22-year-old woman from New York City traveled to Gabon for two weeks to visit distant relatives.
A 35-year-old man with AIDS from the Ivory Coast was seen at a hospital in Abidjan.
A reference laboratory received one trichrome stained slide from a local health care facility requesting an O & P (ova and parasites) examination on a 25-year-old man whose symptoms included abdominal cramping and intermittent diarrhea.
A 9-year-old boy was taken to his pediatrician for sudden headaches, fatigue, and loss of muscle coordination.
A 5-year-old boy from Bolivia was seen by a pediatrician at a children's health community clinic in Miami, Florida as part of a preadoption physical examination.
An 42-year-old man with HIV was hospitalized for pneumonia.
A 45-year-old man was admitted to an Ohio emergency room for headache, fever, general muscle aches, and weakness.
A 12-year-old boy was seen in a Delaware physician's office for a pruritic rash on his hands and wrists.
A 24-year-old thrill seeker from Montana went on a three week Central American excursion to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
A parasitologist from CDC was assigned to a primate research facility in Kenya to teach a course entitled "An Introduction to Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases."
A 51-year-old man with chronic renal failure was a patient in a VA medical center in the Midwestern United States.
A 12-year-old Nicaraguan girl, who recently immigrated with her family to the United States, was seen in a regional health center for nonspecific malaise and fever.
A 39-year-old middle school biology teacher collected shells as souvenirs for her students from her summer vacation in Thailand and the Philippines.
A 37-year-old male student from Liberia was seen at a local student health care facility for headaches and chills.
Two sisters in their early twenties from Dallas, Texas, went on a ten-day ecotour in Costa Rica. They camped in a tent during most of the trip. The sisters complained of being bitten by various insects during the entire trip.
A 3-year-old girl was seen in a small rural clinic in the Southeastern United States with complaints of abdominal pain and upset stomach.
Two couples attended a business conference in Florida for one week. They shared supper meals catered by the hotel, but ate separate lunches outside the hotel.
A 50-year-old historian from Boston lived in several coastal villages in Japan for six months.