Iowa State University Veterinarian

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Paragonimiasis In Iowa

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The presence of the lung fluke, Paragonimus kelliocotti, was first recorded in the United States in a cat in 1894. It was first recognized in domesticated animals in Iowa in a dog from Blackhawk County in 1948. Subsequently, paragonimiasis has been diagnosed in dogs from Polk and Dallas counties. An additional case was found in a dog from an unrecorded county. Also, one cat from Story County has been found to harbor P. kellicotti.