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Volume 29, Number 2—February 2023
Research Letter

Dirofilaria immitis in Dog Imported from Venezuela to Chile

Cristian A. Alvarez Rojas1Comments to Author , Beatriz Cancino-Faure1Comments to Author , Pablo Lillo, María Luisa Fernández, Alejandro Piñeiro González, and Alonso Flores Ramírez
Author affiliations: Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (C.A. Alvarez Rojas, P. Lillo); Laboratorio de Microbiología y Parasitología, Departamento de Ciencias Preclínicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile (B. Cancino-Faure, A. Piñeiro González); Hospital Veterinario Mi Mascota, Santiago (M.L. Fernández); Sociedad Chilena de Cardiología Veterinaria, Santiago (A. Flores Ramírez)

Main Article


Length and width of 10 microfilariae fixed in formalin and measured using the modified Knott’s test, in a dog imported from Venezuela with Dirofilaria immitis infection, Chile, January 2022

Microfilariae Length, μm Width, μm
1 287.8 6.0
2 295.5 7.2
3 280.2 7.6
4 281.8 6.6
5 277.7 7.3
6 295.7 6.1
7 275.3 5.4
8 284.0 6.2
9 289.7 6.6
Average 285.6 6.5

Main Article

1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

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