Friday, January 29, 2010

Keep your eyes open

Saw this over at and had to share, this is for all the people out there that squirm at little house spiders. There are worst things to worry about, like this eye parasite for instance.

Here is a small blurb about the bug itself courtesy of

"Known as the African eye worm, or loa loa, this is a nematode that requires a male and female in the host for full infection to ensue, according to Stanford University. This parasite is transmitted by Chrysops fly bites. It's endemic in the rainforests of West and Central Africa, but has also been diagnosed in tourists, according to the National Institutes of Health."

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