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can humans get heartworm?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes - rarely: “Pulmonary infection with D. immitis is an infrequently reported cause of lung disease in humans. Approximately 80 cases have been reported in the United States, with increasing numbers reported in recent years.” See: Human disease caused by dog heartworm. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1784039)
Answered on Aug 25, 2017

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