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June 2018

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JUNE - 2018 - Case #469

An elderly female sought medical attention for fever, nausea, abdominal pain and generalized weakness. She had no travel outside of the eastern United States.

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JUNE - 2018 - Case #470

A 51 year-old immigrant man from Honduras was prescribed steroids at a health care facility for asthma exacerbation. After feeling better, he continued to self-medicate with injectable steroids every three months obtained via mail order from Honduras for approximately one year.

May 2018

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MAY - 2018 - Case #467

A 19-year-old female from Northern Manitoba, with no travel history outside of Canada and a significant history of hunting wild animals and exposure to wild canines, recently presented to a local hospital for right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain.

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MAY - 2018 - Case #468

The object shown was found in a stool specimen collected in SAF (sodium acetate-acetic acid- formalin) from a 43-year-old woman born and raised in Manitoba, Canada with no recent travel reported.

April 2018

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APRIL - 2018 - Case #465

A 74-year-old man, with a prior history of urothelial carcinoma, high grade pT1 (invasive, into lamina propria), was seen at a medical facility for follow-up care.

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APRIL - 2018 - Case #466

A 6-year-old girl, who originally lived in Japan but now resides in the United States, was seen by a health care provider for abdominal pain and diarrhea.

March 2018

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MARCH - 2018 - Case #463

A 55 year old man from Tasmania, Australia presents with progressive general muscle weakness and myositis with 27 lb weight loss and loss of muscle mass for over two years.

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MARCH - 2018 - Case #464

A 45-year-old man from Paraguay went on a safari in eastern Zambia. He reported multiple insect bites at one location and noticed that some bites had developed into sores while still in country.

February 2018

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FEBRUARY - 2018 - Case #461

A 12 year-old boy, with symptoms of fever and chills after returning from a one month trip to an undisclosed West African country, was taken to a clinic for evaluation.

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FEBRUARY - 2018 - Case #462

A 17 year-old male patient presented with cellulitis and a mass in the eye over a 3 month period. It was situated at the limbus near the lateral rectus muscle.

January 2018

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JANUARY - 2018 - Case #459

A visitor to Hawaii experienced onset of moderate irritation of one eye accompanied by redness and the sensation of a foreign body.

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JANUARY - 2018 - Case #460

A 39 year-old man from Nigeria returned from visiting his country of birth with fever. A medical evaluation confirmed the fever and also detected low hemoglobin.

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