microfilaria


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microfilaria

[¦mī·krō·fə′lar·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Slender, motile prelarval forms of filarial nematodes measuring 150-300 micrometers in length; adult filaria are mammalian parasites.
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loa 15 kD protein would have molecularly confirmed a diagnosis loiasis in the absence of circulating microfilaria.
Peripheral Smear after 'Hetrazan Tablet' (Diethyl Carbamazine) provocation showed the presence of microfilaria (Fig.
Gardon and Gardon-Wendel (2009) and Kasili, Onyieke, Wamae and Mbogo (2009) reported that women generally have a lower prevalence of micro filaraemia and lower mean microfilaria densities than men.
The variables we used in the candidate models were the following: female age (two categories: first breeder & older), body mass of the hen (in g), hatching date (1 = earliest nest of the study), microfilaria (n), trypanosoma (presence/absence), hematocrites (in % red blood cells), clutch size (n), mean chick mass (in g), bilberry cover (in %), heather cover (in %), grassy vegetation cover (in %), tree density (number/ha), shrub density (number/ha), canopy coverage (in %), visibility (in metres), drainage (two categories: drained/not drained), rainfall (in mm), temperature (in[degrees]C) and predator track density (tracks/24 hours/10 km).
At lower level of community microfilaria load (CMFL) and higher level of vector density, vector control would be more cost effective (10), in spite of some natural bearings operating in limiting transmission (11).
12) unsheathed and excoriations microfilaria Eye involvement DEC with gradual (Mazotti test impairment of vision and blindness (river blindness) Loiasis (Fig.
No eggs or microfilaria were identified in the sample.
And now a top vet has claimed our increasing warmer climate could see a rapid rise in the number of pets catching the deadly microfilaria bugs.
When the fly bites, it deposits the larvae of a parasitic worm which matures to adulthood and produces millions of tiny worms, called microfilaria.