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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Taiwan: Girl contracts Acanthamoeba after leaving contacts in for 6 months

A Taiwanese girl contracted a relatively rare amoeba after leaving her disposable contact lens in for six months, causing her corneas to shrink to half their normal size, according to an Emirates 24/7 report today. Image/CDC The More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites: Discussing Acanthamoeba, Loa loa and pubic louse case studies with Dr. Bobbi Pritt

Director, Clinical Parasitology and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and owner of the blog, Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites, Bobbi Pritt, MD, MSc, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Contact lenses can be a risk for amoebic infections

As more and more people wear contact lenses worldwide, increasingly more cases of a destructive eye disease have been appearing over the past several years. The infection is called amoebic keratitis (AK). Image/Vieo More...


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