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Title: Survey of Canine Heartworm in the City of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Authors: Alves, Leucio Câmara
Silva, Leila Vânia de Almeida
Faustino, Maria Aparecida da Gloria
McCall, John Wilson
Supakonderj, Prasit
Labarthe, Norma Wolmer
Sanchez, Milton
Caires, Ortiz
Keywords: dirofilariasis - irofilaria immitis - heartworm - Recife - Brazil
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1999
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 94 Num 5
Abstract: Six hundred and eleven random-source dogs (338 male, 273 female) one year of age or older, from six sections of the city of Recife, Pernambuco, were examined antemortem for circulating microfilariae Dirofilaria immitis and Dipetalonema reconditum adult heartworm (D. immitis) antigen, and examined postmortem for adult heartworms. The prevalence of heartworm infection was 2.3% (14/611), as determined by necropsy for adult worms, and 1% (6/611) had circulating microfilariae of D. immitis; thus, 57.1% of the heartworm-infected dogs had occult infections. The results of serological testing indicated that 1.3% (8/611) of the dogs were positive for adult heartworm antigen. A total of 42 (6.9%) of the dogs had microfilariae of D. reconditum; 40 of these had only D. reconditum and two additional dogs had microfilariae of both species, D. immitis and D. reconditum.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/23899
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc99108
Rights: Copyright 1999 Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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