Subcutaneous Dirofilariosis



Subcutaneous dirofilariosis occurs in the old world and, here in particular, throughout the Mediterranian sub-region, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In Europe, the dog is the main reservoir host. European regions, for which the disease is endemic, include Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, the Balcan peninsula, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine and Russia (CVBD World Occurrence Map).


Further information

  • Genchi C, Rinaldi L, Cascone C, et al.: Is heartworm disease really spreading in Europe? Vet Parasitol. 2005, 133, 137-48
  • CVBD World Occurrence Map

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