Onchocerca armillata contains the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia and elicits a limited inflammatory response

@inproceedings{Neary2010OnchocercaAC,
  title={Onchocerca armillata contains the endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia and elicits a limited inflammatory response},
  author={Joseph M. Neary and Alexander J. Trees and David D. Ekale and Vincent N. Tanya and Udo Hetzel and Benjamin L. Makepeace},
  booktitle={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2010}
}
Human onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness, is a debilitating disease caused by the filarial nematode Onchocerca volvulus. Many, but not all, filarial nematodes carry within their tissues endosymbiotic, Rickettsia-like bacteria of the genus Wolbachia. Onchocerca spp. infections in cattle offer the most relevant, analogous host-parasite model system. West African cattle are commonly co-infected with four Onchocerca spp.; two of these are Wolbachia-positive (Onchocerca gutturosa and… CONTINUE READING