Dirofilaria

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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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Dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria repens in Italy, an emergent zoonosis: report of 60 new cases.
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.
Human dirofilariosis in Yugoslavia: report on three cases of Dirofilaria repens infection.
In summary, descriptive epidemiological, morphological, and molecular evidence now support increasing cases of ocular nematode infections in domestic dogs and humans, with most cases caused by filarial worms including Dirofilaria repens and other zoonotic Dirofilaria species and Onchocerca lupi and other zoonotic Onchocerca species.
Dirofilaria repens is primarly a canine parasite found to be zoonotic in human beings (Sabu et al.
There are several species of Dirofilaria in wildlife, and animals from Europe pose the risk of arriving with Dirofilaria repens (Railliet and Henry).
7% of dogs in Mumbai were shown to be infected with Dirofilaria repens and 4.
immitis) e Nochtiella (Dirofilaria tenuis, Dirofilaria repens e Dirofilaria ursi), ambos infectando o ser humano.
To the Editor: Dirofilariosis caused by infection with the filarial nematode Dirofilaria repens is considered an emerging zoonosis in Europe (1).
The zoonotic filariae, Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens are increasingly recognized as inadvertent human pathogens.
To the Editor: Dirofilaria repens is a vector-borne, zoonotic, filarial nematode that infects dogs, cats, and humans.
This worm showed similarities to an immature Dirofilaria repens female.