Key factors influencing canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in the United States

Heidi E. Brown, Laura C. Harrington, Phillip E. Kaufman, Tanja McKay, Dwight D. Bowman, C. Thomas Nelson, Dongmei Wang, Robert Lund

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Abstract

An examination of the Companion Animal Parasite Councils (CAPC) canine heartworm data to clarify the spatial prevalence of heartworm in the United States. Factors thought to influence the spatial risk of disease, as identified in a recent CAPC workshop, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number245
JournalParasites and Vectors
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2012

Keywords

  • Canine heartworm
  • Dirofilaria immitis
  • Mosquito vectors
  • Spatial prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Brown, H. E., Harrington, L. C., Kaufman, P. E., McKay, T., Bowman, D. D., Nelson, C. T., Wang, D., & Lund, R. (2012). Key factors influencing canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in the United States. Parasites and Vectors, 5(1), [245]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-245