ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 5B

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Sep 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

5) B–Incorrect.

Demodex species are host-specific mites. People can develop skin conditions associated with an overgrowth of Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, the Demodex species of people, but this genus is not zoonotic by nature, and infestations are not known to spread from one host species to another.23,24

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