- Autores: Annoscia G, Giannelli A, Latrofa MS, Maia C, Otranto D, Pedroso L, Pereira A
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Link: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/21/12/15-0061_article
Onchocerca lupi (Spirurida, Onchocercidae) is a nematode that infects the ocular tissues of dogs and humans. This filarioid remained almost unknown until recently, when it was reported in dogs from Europe and North America. O. lupi was also detected in 2 cats from the United States, which suggests that not only canids but also felids are suitable hosts for this little-known nematode. In addition, the zoonotic potential of O. lupinematodes was demonstrated in human patients from Iran, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States.