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Monthy Case Studies - 2008

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December - 2008 - Case #242

A nine-year-old boy from Central America, who had recently immigrated to the United States with his family, was taken to a local health facility with complaints of intestinal cramping and intermittent diarrhea.

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December - 2008 - Case #241

A small, cream-colored worm-like object was discovered in the diaper of a 15-month-old child.

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November - 2008 - Case #240

A 45-year-old immigrant from Mexico was admitted to the hospital after experiencing headaches, fever, pulmonary symptoms, and adenopathy.

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November - 2008 - Case #239

A 50-year-old man went to his health care provider after a week of intermittent diarrhea, cramps and nausea.

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October - 2008 - Case #238

A 45-year-old man from Kenya who was visiting relatives in the New England area had complaints of fever and headache.

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October - 2008 - Case #237

A 28-year-old man had loss of appetite, weight loss, and intermittent diarrhea approximately one week after attending a family reunion located on a farm in the mid-western U.S.

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September - 2008 - Case #236

A 30-year-old who frequents sushi restaurants started experiencing severe gastritis, including epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting.

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September - 2008 - Case #235

A 25-year-old man returned from three months of studying abroad in southeast Asia.

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August - 2008 - Case #234

A 29 year-old man with travel history to Costa Rica, Belize, and Nicaragua developed an ulcerative lesion on his right foot.

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August - 2008 - Case #233

A 37-year-old man began experiencing severe diarrhea about one week after attending a family social event.

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July - 2008 - Case #232

A study was conducted on herding dogs in a sheep-raising region of northeastern Arizona to determine the prevalence of Echinococcus granulosus.

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July - 2008 - Case #231

A 25-year-old man, who recently returned from a trip to Brazil, presented to his health care provider with a festering lesion on his forehead.

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June - 2008 - Case #230

A 29-year-old man presented to his physician with recurring abdominal cramping, watery diarrhea, and general fatigue.

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June - 2008 - Case #229

Wright-Giemsa stained blood smears and EDTA blood were sent for confirmatory diagnosis to the CDC from a Public Health Laboratory.

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May - 2008 - Case #228

Within a week of returning from a conference in Mexico, a 28-year-old woman presented to her primary care physician with cramps, abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea.

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May - 2008 - Case #227

A 19-year-old male from Louisiana with no known travel history outside the United States presented to his health care provider with a one-month history of headache, fatigue, shortness of breath and weight-loss.

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April - 2008 - Case #226

A 32-year-old Latin American man sought medical attention for persistent fever and cough.

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April - 2008 - Case #225

An 8-year-old child was taken to a hospital with fever, hepatomegaly, and persistent cough.

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March - 2008 - Case #224

A 47-year-old male with travel history to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Colombia presented to his health care provider with follicular conjunctivitis.

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March - 2008 - Case #223

A seven-year-old, previously healthy child developed flu-like symptoms and rapidly progressive bulbar palsy, coma, and eventually death.

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February - 2008 - Case #222

Images were taken from a thick blood smear stained with hematoxylin from an adult male from Cameroon.

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February - 2008 - Case #221

A survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of geohelminth infections in school-age children living in Haiti.

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January - 2008 - Case #220

A woman found a worm in her laundry basket and contacted the health department in her state for assistance.

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January - 2008 - Case #219

Five hunters spent a weekend in a cabin in the Northeastern United States.

 
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