Human ocular filariasis: further evidence on the zoonotic role of Onchocerca lupi

@inproceedings{Otranto2012HumanOF,
  title={Human ocular filariasis: further evidence on the zoonotic role of Onchocerca lupi},
  author={Domenico Otranto and Filipe Dantas-Torres and Zafer Cebeci and Bariş Yeniad and Nesimi Buyukbabani and Ozden Buyukbaba Boral and Andrea Gustinelli and Trim{\`e}che Mounir and Yasen Mutafchiev and Odile Bain},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2012}
}
BackgroundAmong ocular vector-borne pathogens, Onchocerca volvulus, the agent of the so-called “river blindness”, affects about 37 million people globally. Other Onchocerca spp. have been sporadically reported as zoonotic agents. Cases of canine onchocerciasis caused by Onchocerca lupi are on the rise in the United States and Europe. Its zoonotic role has been suspected but only recently ascertained in a single case from Turkey. The present study provides further evidence on the occurrence of O… CONTINUE READING

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