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The nematode worm Capillaria philippinensis (=Paracapillaria philippinensis) causes human intestinal capillariasis, although its natural definitive hosts are apparently fish-eating birds. Two other Capillaria species are primarily parasites of non-human animals, but have rarely been reported from humans. These are C. hepatica, which causes hepatic capillariasis in humans, and C. aerophila, which causes pulmonary capillariasis in humans.

(Centers for Disease Control Parasites and Health Website)


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