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Dirofilaria spp. and Angiostrongylus vasorum: Current Risk of Spreading in Central and Northern Europe

Fuehrer, Hans-Peter and Morelli, Simone and Unterkoefler, Maria Sophia and Bajer, Anna and Bakran-Lebl, Karin and Dwuznik-Szarek, Dorota and Farkas, Robert and Grandi, Giulio and Heddergott, Mike and Jokelainen, Pikka and Knific, Tanja and Leschnik, Michael and Miterpakova, Martina and Modry, David and Petersen, Heidi Huus and Skirnisson, Karl and Vergles Rataj, Aleksandra and Schnyder, Manuela and Strube, Christina (2021). Dirofilaria spp. and Angiostrongylus vasorum: Current Risk of Spreading in Central and Northern Europe. Pathogens. 10 , 1268
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Abstract

In the past few decades, the relevance of Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens, causing cardiopulmonary and subcutaneous dirofilariosis in dogs and cats, and of Angiostrongylus vasorum, causing canine angiostrongylosis, has steadily increased in Central and Northern Europe. In this review, a summary of published articles and additional reports dealing with imported or autochthonous cases of these parasites is provided for Central (Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland) and Northern (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) Europe. Research efforts focusing on Dirofilaria spp. and A. vasorum have varied by country, and cross-border studies are few. The housing conditions of dogs, pet movements, the spread of competent vectors, and climate change are important factors in the spread of these nematodes. Dogs kept outside overnight are a major factor for the establishment of Dirofilaria spp. However, the establishment of invasive, diurnal, synanthropic, competent mosquito vectors such as Aedes albopictus may also influence the establishment of Dirofilaria spp. The drivers of the spread of A. vasorum remain not fully understood, but it seems to be influenced by habitats shared with wild canids, dog relocation, and possibly climatic changes; its pattern of spreading appears to be similar in different countries. Both Dirofilaria spp. and A. vasorum merit further monitoring and research focus in Europe.

Authors/Creators:Fuehrer, Hans-Peter and Morelli, Simone and Unterkoefler, Maria Sophia and Bajer, Anna and Bakran-Lebl, Karin and Dwuznik-Szarek, Dorota and Farkas, Robert and Grandi, Giulio and Heddergott, Mike and Jokelainen, Pikka and Knific, Tanja and Leschnik, Michael and Miterpakova, Martina and Modry, David and Petersen, Heidi Huus and Skirnisson, Karl and Vergles Rataj, Aleksandra and Schnyder, Manuela and Strube, Christina
Title:Dirofilaria spp. and Angiostrongylus vasorum: Current Risk of Spreading in Central and Northern Europe
Series Name/Journal:Pathogens
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:10
Article number:1268
Number of Pages:31
Publisher:MDPI
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Pathobiology
Keywords:Central Europe, Northern Europe, Dirofilaria immitis, Dirofilaria repens, Angiostrongylus vasorum
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114350
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114350
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DOI10.3390/pathogens10101268
Web of Science (WoS)000711771900001
ID Code:26125
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Nov 2021 11:25
Metadata Last Modified:18 Nov 2021 11:31

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