The Supposedly Innocuous Eye Worm: Or, What Could Make You Put Chili in Your Eye?

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  • 1 Department for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine & I. Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany;
  • | 2 Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Gabon;
  • | 3 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems, Germany

Author Notes

Address correspondence to Luzia Veletzky, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany 20359. E-mail: luzia.veletzky@bnitm.de

Financial support: This project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of Austria as part of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership 2 program, which is supported by the European Union. At the time of writing, Luzia Veletzky received a grant from the German Center for Infection Research.

Authors’ addresses: Luzia Veletzky, Department for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine & I. Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Gabon, and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems, Germany, E-mail: luzia.veletzky@bnitm.de. Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma and Michael Ramharter, Department for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine & I. Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, and Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné, Gabon, E-mails: ghyslain.mombongoma@cermel.org and ramharter@bnitm.de.

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