Description of the occurrence of canine dirofilariasis in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Labarthe1997DescriptionOT,
  title={Description of the occurrence of canine dirofilariasis in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Norma Vollmer Labarthe and N{\'a}dia Regina Pereira Almosny and Jorge Guerrero and A M Duque-Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={47-51}
}
In order to evaluate the prevalence of canine heartworm in the State of Rio de Janeiro, a multicenter survey was carried out in two phases. The survey involved 1376 dogs from two cities: Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, and its surroundings, including the eastern shore and mountain resorts, which were further divided into sections. In the first phase, 795 dog blood samples were examined by the modified Knott test for the detection of microfilariae. A total of 134 samples (16.85%) were microfilaremic… CONTINUE READING

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