millardia meltada, a new host for acanthocheilonema viteae and a simple technique for separation of microfilariae from peripheral blood.millardia meltada were infected with acanthocheilonema viteae and examined for their susceptibility. the morbidity of infected m. meltada was low compared with that of jirds. on day 47 post-infection (p.i.), 13 of 14 m. meltada developed microfilaremia. male m. meltada then showed gradually increasing microfilaremia with a peak level of 7000 per 30 microliters blood at week 20 p.i., which was much higher than that (3000) of male jirds. in contrast, microfilarial densities of female m. meltada we ...19921487376
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