Heartworm disease in animals and humans.
Phylogeny of Wolbachia in filarial nematodes
- C. Bandi, T. Anderson, C. Genchi, M. Blaxter
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 December 1998
There is no evidence for recent Wolbachia transmission between arthropods and nematodes, and endosymbiont 16S ribosomal DNA sequences from a subset of filarial species support these findings.
A phylogenetic analysis of filarial nematodes: comparison with the phylogeny of Wolbachia endosymbionts
The phylogeny proposed by this study is partially incongruent with previous classifications of filarial nematodes, based on morphological characters and both traditional classifications and molecular phylogenies are, in part, inconsistent with the phylogeny of Wolbachia.
The northward spread of leishmaniasis in Italy: evidence from retrospective and ongoing studies on the canine reservoir and phlebotomine vectors
Northern continental Italy is now focally endemic for VL and a moderate risk for human disease does exist, although the intensity of transmission seems to be lower than in traditional settings of Mediterranean VL.
Climate and Dirofilaria infection in Europe.
Is heartworm disease really spreading in Europe?
Dirofilarial infections in Europe.
The zoonotic aspects, effects of climate, and other global drivers on Dirofilaria infections in Europe and the possible implications on the transmission and control of these mosquito-borne nematodes are reviewed.
Changing climate and changing vector-borne disease distribution: the example of Dirofilaria in Europe.
Vector-borne helminths of dogs and humans in Europe
The reasons underlying the increasing trend in distribution of vector-borne helminths in Europe are investigated, the diagnostic and control strategies currently available are discussed and the authors’ opinion on some topics related to VBH are provided.
Recent advances on Dirofilaria repens in dogs and humans in Europe
Improved diagnostic tools are warranted to bring D. repens diagnosis to the state of D. immitis diagnosis, as well as improved screening of imported dogs and promotion of preventative measures among veterinarians and dog owners.