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Human ocular filariasis: further evidence on the zoonotic role of Onchocerca lupi
The results of this study suggest that O. lupi infestation is not an occasional finding but it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of other zoonotic helminths causing eye infestation in humans (e.g., D. immitis and Dirofilaria repens).
Cutaneous Distribution and Circadian Rhythm of Onchocerca lupi Microfilariae in Dogs
The detection of skin microfilariae in asymptomatic animals, suggests the potential role of these animals as carriers and reservoirs of O. lupi and their concentration in specific body regions, which are the best sites to collect skin samples for diagnostic purposes.
Shaking the Tree: Multi-locus Sequence Typing Usurps Current Onchocercid (Filarial Nematode) Phylogeny
The data support the current hypothesis that the Oswaldofilariinae, Waltonellinae and IcosieLLinae subfamilies separated early from the remaining onchocercids, and Setariinae was recovered as a well separated clade.
Two new nematode species of the genus Cosmocephalus Molin, 1858 (Spirurida: Acuariidae), with an amended generic diagnosis and an identification key to Cosmocephalus spp.
The generic diagnosis of Cosmocephalus is amended to include more comprehensive information on the morphology of the studied species and the presence of a single ventral ridge was recorded in males anterior to the caudal bursa.
Meteterakis saotomensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Heterakidae) from Schistometopumthomense (Bocage) (Gymnophiona: Dermophiidae) on São Tomé Island
The new species is characterised by a head with three rounded lips, not set-off from the body, the absence of interlabia and cordons, females with a long vagina and males with a preanal sucker, surrounded by a cuticularised rim and caudal alae that are supported by fleshy papilla.
Redescriptions and comments on the validity of Acuaria subula and A. skrjabini (Nematoda, Spirurida, Acuariidae), parasites of passerine birds
The present study confirms that A. skrjabini and A. subula are distinct species and can be distinguished on the basis of the ratio between the length of cordons and the body length.
Development of the feline lungworms Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Troglostrongylus brevior in Helix aspersa snails
Assessment of lungworm species of domestic felids and their concurrent development in the mollusc Helix aspersa suggests that A. abstrusus and T. brevior develop in H. aspersas and may eventually co-infest cats.
Crenosoma vulpis in wild and domestic carnivores from Italy: a morphological and molecular study
Crenosoma vulpis is a metastrongyloid nematode primarily associated with respiratory tract infections of red foxes in North America and Europe. Sporadic cases have also been reported in domestic
Redescription of Cercopithifilaria bainae Almeida & Vicente, 1984 (Spirurida, Onchocercidae) from a dog in Sardinia, Italy
The present study reports the occurrence of C. bainae in Europe, for the first time after its description and the single record in Brazil, and phylogenetic analyses do not reveal the three species of Cercopithifilaria parasitizing dogs as a monophyletic group, which suggests that they have derived independently by host switching.
Species diversity of dermal microfilariae of the genus Cercopithifilaria infesting dogs in the Mediterranean region
The great diversity of these neglected filarioids in dogs is of biological interest, considering the complex interactions occurring among hosts, ticks and Cercopithifilaria spp.