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Volume 22, Number 8—August 2016
Letter

Increase in Eyeworm Infections in Eastern Europe

Vito Colella, Zvezdelina Kirkova, Éva Fok, Andrei D. Mihalca, Suzana Tasić-Otašević, Adnan Hodžić, Filipe Dantas-Torres, and Domenico OtrantoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Università Degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy (V. Colella, F. Dantas-Torres, D. Otranto); Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (Z. Kirkova); Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary (É. Fok); University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj Napoca, Romania (A.D. Mihalca); University of Niš, Niš, Serbia (S. Tasić-Otašević); University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria (A. Hodžić); Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães, Recife, Brazil (F. Dantas-Torres)

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Table

Cases of thelaziosis reported in animals and humans in eastern Europe

Country Host No. infected hosts Reference
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fox 51 (5)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dog 4 (5)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Cat 1 (5)
Croatia Dog 2 (5)
Croatia Human 1 (8)
Romania Dog 1 (6)
Serbia Dog 6 (4,7)
Serbia Cat 2 (4)
Serbia Human 1 (7)
Hungary Dog 1 This study
Bulgaria Dog 9 This study

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