Monthy Case Studies - 2001
A 29-year-old woman from a rural community in the Southeastern United States was seen at a health clinic for mild abdominal discomfort and weight loss she had been experiencing over the past few months.
A 39-year-old man was seen by his health care provider for fever, chills, and headache he had been experiencing since a camping trip to South Carolina.
A sixteen-year-old teenage boy spent a month in the Amazon basin in Brazil. After returning to the United States, he noticed a small indurated nodule on his forehead.
A 30-year-old woman discovered a worm in her stool. She took the specimen to her doctor, reporting no symptoms or international travel.
A woman submitted a stool specimen as part of her refugee screening.
An adult man from Tacoma, WA developed fever, chills, nausea, arthralgias, and lethargy about two weeks after receiving a blood transfusion.
An adult man passed a segmented worm and submitted it to his local state health department for identification.
A 67-year-old woman visited her health care provider because of a subcutaneous nodule located in the posterior area of her right shoulder.
A biologist at a university in the state of Tennessee made a Giemsa stained smear of urine obtained from a single insect.
A 60-year-old Vietnamese man was referred to a gastroenterologist due to anemia of unknown etiology. The man had no gastrointestinal complaints.
A 26-year-old man from India moved to the United States in January 2001. He went to a hospital emergency room for fever and chills.
A family from Afghanistan immigrated to the United States to live in Missouri. Stool specimens were collected from all family members and submitted to the Missouri State Health Laboratory for an O & P (ova and parasites) examination.
An adult female was diagnosed with malaria. Her travel history included trips to Ghana and Sierra Leone.
A male CDC employee had diarrhea for six weeks before consulting the occupational health clinic. He had traveled to several different African countries a few weeks prior.
A man in his early 50's had recently camped in the North Georgia mountains. A few days after the trip, he noticed that a small area of his lower back had an itchy sensation.
A 56-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Arizona. He, his wife, and his sister-in-law had visited Tanzania and Kenya in recent weeks.
Laboratorians in the Division of Parasitic Diseases at CDC examined a stool specimen from an HIV-positive patient.
A 32-year-old woman from Sudan submitted a stool specimen as part of a general physical examination. She was a refugee from Sudan and had been living in a holding camp in the Middle East before relocating to Texas.
A 25-year-old man came to the United States from Ghana in 1997 and later joined the U.S. Army. While in Ghana, the man bathed, swam, did laundry, and drank from the Volta River, which was close to his home.
A 33-year-old man returned to the United States after spending four years in Africa, mostly Kenya, working as an agricultural consultant.
A public health laboratory in the southwestern United States submitted a segmented worm to CDC's reference laboratory for identification.
A state public health laboratory submitted a formalin preserved stool specimen to CDC reference laboratory for diagnosis.
A small group of military cadets conducted survival training in Central America for one week during the summer. They were not given any food or water and were instructed to make use of the resources available in the wilderness.
A 42-year-old landscape architect offered to help his 16-year-old daughter with her science fair project.