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Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013

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Zoonotic Onchocerca lupi Infection in Dogs, Greece and Portugal, 2011–2012

Domenico OtrantoComments to Author , Filipe Dantas-Torres, Alessio Giannelli, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Elias Papadopoulos, Luís Cardoso, and Helder Cortes
Author affiliations: Università degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Italy (D. Otranto, F. Dantas-Torres, A. Giannelli, M.S. Latrofa); Aggeu Magalhães Research Institute, Recife, Brazil (F. Dantas-Torres); Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece (E. Papadopoulos); University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal (L. Cardoso); Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Oporto, Portugal (L. Cardoso); University of Évora, Evora, Portugal (H. Cortes)

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A) Areas (in gray) and localities (black dots) where Onchocerca lupi infections were reported and sampling sites (asterisk) from Greece (site A) and Portugal (site B). Scale bar = 500 km. B) Light microscopy image of microfilariae of O. lupi detected at the skin sediment. Scale bar = 20 µm. Original magnification ×100. Dog positive for O. lupi had conjunctival swelling and a purulent mucus discharge (C), or blindness with severe keratitis and uveitis (D).

Figure 1. . A) Areas (in gray) and localities (black dots) where Onchocerca lupi infections were reported and sampling sites (asterisk) from Greece (site A) and Portugal (site B). Scale bar = 500 km. B) Light microscopy image of microfilariae of O. lupi detected at the skin sediment. Scale bar = 20 µm. Original magnification ×100. Dog positive for O. lupi had conjunctival swelling and a purulent mucus discharge (C), or blindness with severe keratitis and uveitis (D).

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