immitis (heartworm)


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Dirofilaria immitis, heartworm

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Taxonomic lineage

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Pseudocoelomata - Nematoda - Chromadorea - Spirurida - Filarioidea - Onchocercidae - Dirofilaria - Dirofilaria immitis

Brief facts


Protect yourself from mosquitos - vectors of numerous diseases and parasites including the heartworms.

Detailed information on three species of mosquito at MetaPathogen.

Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) life cycle


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Developmental stages

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Types of infection


Presence of microfilariae

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