Identification of a common filarial larva in Simulium damnosum s.l. (type D, Duke, 1967) as Onchocerca ramachandrini from the wart hog.


Filarial larvae resembling Type D (Duke, 1967), which are common in the Simulium damnosum s.i. vectors of human onchocerciasis ("riverblindness") in several parts of West Africa, were dissected from wild-caught flies in north Cameroon and examined morphologically. This was done in order to establish a possible synonymy with infective larvae (L3) of 2… (More)


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