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"Parasitism of man by the adults of this genus is very rare and has been observed only with Linguatula serrata, a species that lives in dogs, wolves, and foxes. The nymphs were recovered from mesenteric lymph nodes plus various viscera including the brain, lungs, etc. Nymphs have also been found in the anterior chamber of the eye of man at two occasions in North America. In the Middle East, nymphs of Linguatula serrata have been removed from the naso-pharynx of patients suffering halzoun or marara syndrome." (A. Fain, 1975.)

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