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Prof. Dr. med. Egbert TannichPhone: +49 40 42818-477
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Skin Roundworms in Brandenburg dogs

The canine roundworm Dirofilaria repens is transmitted by mosquitoes and occasionally causes skin disease in dogs. If humans are infected, knot-like lesions occur on the skin, and eye infiltration or meningitis may develop worst case.

Dirofilaria repens found in mosquitoes at two locations in Brandenburg. A total of almost 75,000 mosquitoes from nine different German states were examined for parasites (Photography and illustrations: Christina Czajka)
Dirofilaria repens found in mosquitoes at two locations in Brandenburg. A total of almost 75,000 mosquitoes from nine different German states were examined for parasites (Photography and illustrations: Christina Czajka)