Key factors influencing canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in the United States

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An examination of the Companion Animal Parasite Councilā€™s (CAPC) canine heartworm data to clarify the spatial prevalence of heartworm in the United States. Factors thought to influence the spatial risk of disease, as identified in a recent CAPC workshop, are discussed.

Keywords: Canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, Mosquito vectors, Spatial prevalence


Heidi E Brown1, Laura C Harrington2, Phillip E Kaufman3, Tanja McKay4, Dwight D Bowman5*, C Thomas Nelson6, Dongmei Wang7 and Robert Lund7


Brown et al. Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:245