Q1. A girl developed generalized seizures. A CT scan revealed a single brain lesion consistent with a tumour. Biopsy of the lesion showed a cysticercus. The patient lived in South Carolina and had never travelled outside the state. What parasite caused her disease? How is this disease transmitted? How might it be prohibited?
Q2. A teenaged male in California complained of remittent fever, chills, and headaches. A blood smear revealed ring- shaped cells in his red blood cells. He was effectively treated with primaquine and chloroquine. The patient lives near the San Luis Rey River and has no history of foreign travel, blood transfusion, or intravenous drug use. What is the disease? How was it obtained?