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
nematode(s) located in the deep dermis surrounded by a granulomatous inflammation with abundant eosinophils. The worm has a maximal diameter of 45 micrometers and has a thin cuticle.
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