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immunodiagnosis of human dirofilariasis in puerto rico.a seroepidemiologic study was carried out in humans inhabiting southeastern puerto rico, the area on this island with highest prevalence of canine heartworm, to detect the presence of antibodies to dirofilaria immitis. three hundred serum samples were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) using somatic antigens of the adult worm. serum samples from eight patients were positive for anti-dirofilarial igg. these patients had a mean age of 54 years. although the study population had ...19938480862
vector-borne disease surveillance in puerto rico: pathogen prevalence rates in canines ? implications for public health and the u.s. military ? applying the one health concept.vector-borne diseases (vbds) make up a large number of emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases. vectors such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes parasitize dogs, thus making canine populations adequate reservoirs for infectious disease and zoonoses. the u.s. military deploys its personnel and military working dogs (mwds) throughout the world with possible risk of exposure to vbds. canine vbds continue to have veterinary and public health significance for the host nations as well as for deployed u. ...201323817880
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