Lungworm, or French Heartworm, is a disease spread by parasitic nematodes that can cause angiostrongylosis
, a serious illness in dogs and other canine species.
Although not registered in Brazil, eosinophilic meningoencephalitis (meningoencephalitis, angiostrongylosis
or eosinophilic meningitis) was recorded for the first time in Cuba for the helminth A.
in Southern Brazil: prevalence and parasitic burden in mollusc intermediate hosts from eighteen endemic foci.
Angiostrongylus costaricensis is responsible for abdominal disease angiostrongylosis (A.
Abdominal Angiostrongylosis in Southern Brazil-Prevalence and parasitic burden in Mollusc intermediate host from eighteen endemic foci.
Notes and observation on murine angiostrongylosis
and eosinophilic meningitis in Micronesia.
The lungworm causes canine angiostrongylosis
, a cardiopulmonary infection which can be fatal in dogs if left untreated.
Epidemiology of Abdominal Angiostrongylosis
in Southern Brasil.
fulica could be an intermediate host of Angiostrongylus costaricencis (Morera and Cespedes, 1971), the etiological agent of abdominal angiostrongylosis
, and its dispersion could imply a possible risk of transmission of this disease (Teles et al.