Onchocerca lupi Nematode in Cat, Portugal

@article{Maia2015OnchocercaLN,
  title={Onchocerca lupi Nematode in Cat, Portugal},
  author={C. Maia and G. Annoscia and M. S. Latrofa and Andr{\'e} Pereira and A. Giannelli and L. Pedroso and D. Otranto},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={2252 - 2254}
}
To the Editor: Onchocerca lupi (Spirurida, Onchocercidae) is a nematode that infects the ocular tissues of dogs and humans. This filarioid remained almost unknown until recently, when it was reported in dogs from Europe and North America (1–3). O. lupi was also detected in 2 cats from the United States (4), which suggests that not only canids but also felids are suitable hosts for this little-known nematode. In addition, the zoonotic potential of O. lupi nematodes was demonstrated in human… Expand
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