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Capillaria aerophila (=Eucoleus aerophila) is a nematode worm that normally parasitizes non-human animals, but occasionally infects humans, causing pulmonary capillariasis. Rare cases of human infections with C. aerophila have been reported worldwide.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control Parasites and Health Website)


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