heartworm

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heart·worm

 (härt′wûrm′)
n.
1. A parasitic filarial worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects the pulmonary arteries and often the right side of the heart of dogs and other canids and sometimes other mammals, including cats.
2. The condition resulting from infection with heartworms, characterized by respiratory symptoms and fatigue.

heartworm

(ˈhɑːtˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) a parasitic nematode worm, Dirofilaria immitis, that lives in the heart and bloodstream of vertebrates

heart•worm

(ˈhɑrtˌwɜrm)

n.
1. a parasitic nematode, Dirofilaria immitis, transmitted by mosquitoes and invading the heart and pulmonary arteries of dogs and other canids.
2. the disease caused by infection with heartworm.
[1885–90]
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Human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens, an update of world literature from 1995 to 2000.
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According to the Journal of Parasitic Diseases, there are 800 reported cases worldwide of dirofilariasis since it was first documented in 1885.
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immitis found in this study confirmed anectodal evidence that prevalence of Dirofilariasis is indeed not very high in Aegean Region, Turkey.
albopictus, ademas de transmitir un gran numero de arbovirus, puede ser vector de algunos parasitos como Dirofilaria immitis [8] y Plasmodium gallianceum [75], que son respectivamente los agentes causales de la dirofilariasis canina [76] y la malaria en aves [75].
2001; Bueno Mari y Jimenez Peydro 2010a), mientras que otras zoonosis como la dirofilariasis o el paludismo aviar tienen en Cx.
Human pulmonary dirofilariasis in the United States: a critical review.