Accession Number:

ADA023607

Title:

Review of Dirofilariasis in Man.

Descriptive Note:

Special pub. Aug 74-Jan 75,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Dirofilaria immitis is found in the heart and subcutaneous tissue of mammals throughout the United States. The life cycle is indirect requiring a mosquito for the infective stage to develop. In humans, the predominate infection is in women over thirty-five years of age having a home in southern states. Although infection rates are small, the medical profession must remain aware of the possibility of the disease.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE