Onchocercosis in red deer (Cervus elaphus) from Spain.

@article{SantnDurn2001OnchocercosisIR,
  title={Onchocercosis in red deer (Cervus elaphus) from Spain.},
  author={M{\'o}nica Sant{\'i}n-Dur{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} M Alunda and Concepci{\'o}n de la Fuente and Eric P. Hoberg},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={1213-5}
}
Onchocercosis, caused by Onchocerca flexuosa, was observed in red deer (Cervus elaphus) from Spain for the first time. Adult specimens of P. flexuosa were found in nodules in subcutaneous tissues in 42 of 125 (33%) red deer between October 1994 and September 1995; intensity of infection +/- SD was 3.93 +/- 5.26 nodules per infected host. A clear seasonal pattern in the distribution of nodules was observed, with higher values of prevalence and intensity in fall and winter in contrast to spring… CONTINUE READING

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