Dirofilaria

Dirofilaria

 [di″ro-fĭ-lar´e-ah]
a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea. D. im´mitis is common in dogs.

Dirofilaria

(dī'rō-fi-lā'rē-ă),
A genus of filaria (family Onchocercidae, superfamily Filarioidea); Dirofilaria species are usually found in mammals other than humans, but rare examples of human infection are known, as by Dirofilaria immitis.
[L. dirus, dread, + filum, thread]

Dirofilaria

/Di·ro·fi·la·ria/ (di″ro-fĭ-lar´e-ah) a genus of filarial nematodes (superfamily Filarioidea), including D. immit´is, the heartworm, found in the right heart and veins of the dog, wolf, and fox.

Dirofilaria

a genus of nematode parasites of the superfamily Filarioidea.

Dirofilaria acutiuscula
causes swelling in the subcutaneous fascia of the dorsolumbar area of the peccary.
Dirofilaria conjunctivae
a zoonotic infection on the eyelids of humans, due to infestation of wildlife.
Dirofilaria corynodes
occurs in monkeys.
Dirofilaria immitis
occurs in dog, cat, fox and wolf and has been recorded in humans and many other species. Transmitted by the intermediate hosts, Culex, Aedes, Anopheles and other mosquito genera. Found in the blood vessels, especially the heart and the pulmonary artery. Cause heartworm disease.
Dirofilaria repens
occurs in the subcutaneous tissues of the dog and cat, and occasionally humans.
Dirofilaria roemeri
Dirofilaria striata
found in the bobcat.
Dirofilaria tenuis
found in subcutaneous tissues of raccoons and humans.
Dirofilaria ursi
occurs in black bears.
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Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae): an experimental and natural host of Dirofilaria immitis (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) in Florida, USA.
It's used to treat dogs infected with Dirofilaria immitis--the cause of heartworm disease.
The heartworm organism, Dirofilaria immitis, is transmitted by mosquitos, which ingest the L1 infective larval stage (also called microfilaria) while taking a blood meal primarily from an infected dog.
It is also active against ear mites, lice, gastrointestinal nematodes and prevents heartworm disease through its efficacy against Dirofilaria immitis larvae.
2) Mosquito bites can be life-threatening to dogs, carrying dirofilaria, which transmits heartworm infection to a dog.
Algumas especies da familia Simuliidae apresentam competencia vetorial para transmitir especies de nematoides dos generos Onchocerca, Mansonella, Splendidofilaria e Dirofilaria, motivo pelo qual apresentam grande importancia medica e veterinaria.
Dirofilaria immitis, colloquially known as the dog heartworm, is a nematode that utilizes dogs as its natural host.
Hematology, serum biochemistry, and urinalysis did not display any abnormalities and serology (snap ELISA, IDEXX[R]) for all of Leishmania infantum, Ehrlichia canis, and Anaplasmaphagocytophilum antibodies and Dirofilaria immitis antigen was negative.
Additionally, it is a vector of 22 arboviruses: Flavivirus (dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever), Alphavirus (chikungunya, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus), Orthobunyavirus (Tensaw virus, Potosi virus, Cachey Valley virus, LaCrosse virus), and nematodes [Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy, 1856), Dirofilaria repens Railliet & Henry, 1911] (Cancrini et al.