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Morphological studies of unknown filarial larvae from Simulium damnosum, the vector of onchocerciasis, and from S. kenyae in Liberia with reference to their possible final hosts

Voelker, J.; Garms, R.

Zeitschrift für Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie 23(3): 285-301


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-359X
PMID: 4634262
Accession: 000140712

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In studies on the transmission of onchoterciasis in Liberia, Simulium damnosum was found to harbour 5 types of unknown filarial larvae. For comparison, S. kenyae, which lives in the same biotope as S. damnosum does not feed on man, was also examined and 3 types of filariae were observed. The morphology of all these filariae (designated Agamofilaria Types III to X) is described and illustrated.

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