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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 4, 1998, pp. 435-437
Bioline Code: oc98085
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 4, 1998, pp. 435-437

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Susceptibility of Aedes scapularis (Rondani, 1848) to Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy, 1856), an emerging zoonosis
Fabiane Carvalho de Macedo; Norma Labarthe & Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira

Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis is the causative agent of canine heartworm, a well
known parasitic cardiopulmonary disease of dogs and cats, that can also
affect man. When this nematode infects man the disease is difficult to
diagnose, but even so there are more than 200 cases of human pulmonary
dirofilariasis reported throughout the world. {P}

Keywords
Aedes scapularis - Dirofilaria immitis - heartworm - vectors of canine heartworm

 
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