zoonotic north american Brugia
Wednesday 8 December 2004
hosts; American mammals:
racoons, rabbits, and possibly bobcats and mink
mosquito bite. Brugia species rarely cause zoonotic infections in humans.
In humans, the worm matures to an adult but dies without reproducing. Humans are dead-end hosts for American Brugia species. No circulating microfilarae have been found in humans.
single painless nodule with no systemic signs or symptoms
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