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Heartworm

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  1. a parasitic roundworm (Dirofilaria immitis) that is spread from host to host through the bites of mosquitoes

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 11, 2009
  2. a type of filaria, a small thread-like worm

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 11, 2009
  3. The dog heartworm is of negligible public health risk, because it is unusual for humans to become infected

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  4. The definitive host is the dog but it can also infect cats, wolves, coyotes, foxes and other animals, such as ferrets, sea lions and even humans

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  5. The parasite is commonly called "heartworm" because the adult reproductive stage of its life cycle resides primarily in the pulmonary artery of its host where it can live for many years

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