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What is the common name of Capillaria aerophila?



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Asked by OBrienEE, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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i.Rubiny

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Answered Sep 25, 2017

The common name of the capillaria aerophila is the fox lungworm. This is because the worm is mainly found in the lungs of foxes, especially when it’s been a major infestation. However, it can also be found in dogs, and there have even been a few cases of finding this worm in humans. The term “lungworm” is more appropriate for a few other species of the worm, but that’s neither here nor there.

The fox lungworm can complete a single lifecycle in one host. This makes it highly unlikely that the worm will change hosts midlife or have a “midlife crisis” and leave their host. Mild infestations will only manifest themselves outwardly with coughs and irritations of the throat. More serious infestations may result in pneumonia.

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OBrienEE

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Answered Aug 28, 2017

Fox lungworm
The fox lungworm
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