Monthy Case Studies - 2008
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.
A small, cream-colored worm-like object was discovered in the diaper of a 15-month-old child.
A 45-year-old immigrant from Mexico was admitted to the hospital after experiencing headaches, fever, pulmonary symptoms, and adenopathy.
A 50-year-old man went to his health care provider after a week of intermittent diarrhea, cramps and nausea.
A 45-year-old man from Kenya who was visiting relatives in the New England area had complaints of fever and headache.
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.
A 30-year-old who frequents sushi restaurants started experiencing severe gastritis, including epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting.
A 25-year-old man returned from three months of studying abroad in southeast Asia.
A 29 year-old man with travel history to Costa Rica, Belize, and Nicaragua developed an ulcerative lesion on his right foot.
A 37-year-old man began experiencing severe diarrhea about one week after attending a family social event.
A study was conducted on herding dogs in a sheep-raising region of northeastern Arizona to determine the prevalence of Echinococcus granulosus.
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.
A 29-year-old man presented to his physician with recurring abdominal cramping, watery diarrhea, and general fatigue.
Wright-Giemsa stained blood smears and EDTA blood were sent for confirmatory diagnosis to the CDC from a Public Health Laboratory.
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.
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.
A 32-year-old Latin American man sought medical attention for persistent fever and cough.
An 8-year-old child was taken to a hospital with fever, hepatomegaly, and persistent cough.
A 47-year-old male with travel history to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Colombia presented to his health care provider with follicular conjunctivitis.
A seven-year-old, previously healthy child developed flu-like symptoms and rapidly progressive bulbar palsy, coma, and eventually death.
Images were taken from a thick blood smear stained with hematoxylin from an adult male from Cameroon.
A survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of geohelminth infections in school-age children living in Haiti.
A woman found a worm in her laundry basket and contacted the health department in her state for assistance.
Five hunters spent a weekend in a cabin in the Northeastern United States.