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  • - Look for a cause (e.g. insect bites, drug allergy, invasive stage of a parasitic infection of ascaris, hookworm, strongyloides, schisto-somiasis or loa-loa).

    Chapter 9

  • For example, filaria is widespread in the project area, including both river blindness and loa-loa.

    Chapter 7


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  • "'Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ,' I said. 'What was that?'

    'A loa-loa worm,' Geilie said, looking amused at my reaction. 'They live in the eyeballs, just under the lining. They cross back and forth, from one eye to the other, and when they go across the bridge o' the nose, I'm told it's rather painful.' She nodded at the slave, still quivering slightly on his pallet."

    —Diana Gabaldon, Voyager (NY: Dell, 1994), 959

    January 17, 2010