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Canine filariosis caused by Dirofilaria immitis in Mozambique : a small survey based on the identification of microfilariae : research communication

E.V. Schwan, D.T. Durand
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 3 | a573 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v73i3.573 | © 2002 E.V. Schwan, D.T. Durand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2002 | Published: 06 July 2002

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Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis was diagnosed in 4 of 13 indigenous dogs from the Province of Zambézia, Mozambique, by acid phosphatase staining of microfilariae. The finding reconfirms the occurrence of the parasite in Mozambique after 3 decades and emphasises the need for extensive surveys. Additionally, in 1 of the infected dogs, microfilariae of Dipetalonema reconditum were detected, which is the 1st record of this parasite in Mozambique.

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Acid Phosphatase Staining; Dipetalonema Reconditum; Dirofilaria Immitis; Dog; Membrane Filtration; Microfilariae; Mozambique

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