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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.
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(Animals) a parasitic nematode worm, Dirofilaria immitis, that lives in the heart and bloodstream of vertebrates
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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.
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Human dirofilariasis is a mosquitoborne zoonosis caused by filarial worms of the genus Dirofilaria, which has 2 subgenera: Dirofilaria (the most common species is D.
Distribution and ecology of mosquitoes in a focus of dirofilariasis in northwestern Iran, with the first finding of filarial larvae in naturally infected local mosquitoes.
Vladimir Kartashev, a professor of medicine at Rostov State Medical University, who was one of the doctors who treated the woman in this case study, wrote a (https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(15)00054-5/abstract) 2015 study on dirofilariasis 6 the disease that people get after contracting Dirofilaria.
Morchan et al., "Human and animal dirofilariasis: the emergence of a zoonotic mosaic," Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Dirofilariasis is a helminthic zoonosis caused by filarial species of the genus Dirofilaria transmitted by hematophagous dipterans that primarily parasitize domestic dogs, cats, and other species of wild mammals [3].
Subcutaneous dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria repens diagnosed by histopathologic and polymerase chain reaction analysis.
Cases of human dirofilariasis have been reported in several countries [1].
According to the Journal of Parasitic Diseases, there are 800 reported cases worldwide of dirofilariasis since it was first documented in 1885.
Dr Vikram Mohindra, Aster Hospital's ophthalmologist, discovered the patient was suffering from a parasitic infection called dirofilariasis, which is caused by mosquito bites.
Dirofilariasis is an infectious disease of warm-blooded carnivores, mostly dogs and cats, caused by parasites of the genus Dirofilariae (Dirofilaria (D.) repens and D.