Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

International dog travelling and risk for zoonotic Onchocerca lupi.

Abstract

Onchocerca lupi is a recently recognized threat for the health of animals and humans in European, American, African and Middle Eastern countries. We describe a case of imported O. lupi infection in Italy and report the lifespan of this parasite in a non-endemic area, to advocate increased awareness of the veterinary community for this zoonotic parasitosis.