Blackfly vectors of zoonotic onchocerciasis in Japan

@article{Takaoka2012BlackflyVO,
  title={Blackfly vectors of zoonotic onchocerciasis in Japan},
  author={Hiroyuki Takaoka and Masako Fukuda and Yasushi Otsuka and Chiharu Aoki and Shigehiko Uni and Odile Bain},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={26}
}
Studies of blackfly vectors of Onchocerca dewittei japonica Uni, Bain & Takaoka (Spirurida: Onchocercidae), a parasite of wild boar implicated in the aetiology of zoonotic onchocerciasis in Japan, and six other zoonotic Onchocerca species of this country are reviewed. Molecular identification of infective larvae found in wild‐caught female blackflies showed that Simulium bidentatum (Shiraki) (Diptera: Simuliidae) is a natural vector of O. dewittei japonica, and also Onchocerca sp. sensu Fukuda… Expand
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