Why Don’t Humans Get Heartworm? (Spoiler: We Do)

Preventing heartworm disease in your dog isn’t just good for your furry friend. It turns out that humans can be infected with heartworm, too!

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Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/dirofilariasis/faqs.html
https://cmr.asm.org/content/25/3/507.full
https://www.merckvetmanual.com/circulatory-system/heartworm-disease/overview-of-heartworm-disease?query=heartworm#v3259853
https://www.jimmunol.org/content/jimmunol/171/12/6723.full.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC27457/
https://www.cell.com/trends/parasitology/fulltext/S1471-4922(00)01835-3
https://www.heartwormsociety.org/heartworms-in-dogs
https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Heartworm-Disease.aspx
https://www.healthline.com/health/heartworms-in-humans
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1784039
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https://www.vetfolio.com/learn/article/the-emerging-role-of-wolbachia-species-in-heartworm-disease-ce
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6585823_Immunopathology_of_Dirofilaria_immitis_Infection
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1069646/

Images:

https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/diagram-showing-parasitic-heartworm-gm1193837306-339727999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thorax_pa_peripheres_Bronchialcarcinom_li_OF_markiert.jpg
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/sad-dog-lying-and-resting-outdoor-while-raining-4zlt537ppe

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