Canine dirofilariosis under specific environmental conditions of the Eastern Slovak Lowland

Adriana Iglódyova 1, Martina Miterpakova 1, Zuzana Hurnfkova 1, Daniela Antolova 1, Pavol Dubinsky 1, Valeria Letkova 2
1 - Parasitological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovak Republic
2 - University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Kosice, Slovak Republic
Ann Agric Environ Med
2012; 19 (1):
ICID: 987477
Article type: Original article
The aim of the present study was to collect data from Eastern Slovak Lowland, southern Slovakia, to assess risk of the spread of canine dirofilariosis. Climate and environmental conditions in the Eastern Slovak Lowland are ideally suitable for the occurrence of vector-borne diseases. In the past, an endemic locality of dangerous mosquito transmitted malaria was found in this area. Today, another zoonotic parasitic disease threatens - dirofilariosis. The results of the first detailed study revealed a 34.44% prevalence in dogs harbouring dirofilariae. D. repens was diagnosed in all infected specimen, with 2 individuals being co-infected also with D. immitis.
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