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A woman who recently came home from a tropical vacation now has abdominal pain and diarrhea. Her blood test results how an elevated eosinophil level. Which of the following organisms is most likely to cause her illness?

A. Bacteria
B. Worm
C. Virus
D. Fungus

I think it's C but want to make sure. I'm torn between A and C.

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    According to the Merck Manuals on eosinophilia,

    "...Causes and associated disorders are myriad but often represent an allergic reaction or parasitic infection...."

    Draw your own conclusions.

    Hint: the woman returned from a tropical vacation.

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