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    Candidatus Dirofilaria hongkongensis as Causative Agent of Human Ocular Filariosis after Travel to India (2017)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Winkler, Stefan
    Pollreisz, Andreas
    Georgopoulos, Michael
    Bagò-Horvath, Zsuzsanna
    Auer, Herbert
    To, Kelvin Kai-Wang
    Krücken, Jürgen (WE 13)
    Poppert, Sven
    Walochnik, Julia
    Quelle
    Emerging infectious diseases; 23(8) — S. 1428–1431
    ISSN: 1080-6040
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    DOI: 10.3201/eid2308.170423
    Pubmed: 28726623
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    We report a human case of ocular Dirofilaria infection in a traveler returning to Austria from India. Analysis of mitochondrial sequences identified the worm as Candidatus Dirofilaria hongkongensis, a close relative of Dirofilaria repens, which was only recently described in Hong Kong and proposed as a new species.