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Year : 1993
Tome : 144
Volume : 11
Pages : 891-897
Title : Epidemiologic study of dog dirofilariasis in New-Caledonia. Choice of a diagnosis methodology.
Authors : F.BEUGNET, S . BIMA-BLUM, et L. CHARDONNET.
Summary : Canine dirofiariasis is an endemic helminthiasis in New-Caledonia. Estimated prevalence is 57 +/- 8 %. Two epidemiologic situations may be distinguished between stray dogs (or semi-domestic dogs) and real domestic dogs populations, in which prevalences are respectively 66 % and 38,6 %. Females seem to be a little more receptive than males. Eighty seven p. cent positive dogs are detected by filtration techniques compared to 58 % by ELISA. Filtration techniques are more sensitive. Several explanations may be proposed. Laboratory diagnoses has to associate filtration and serological techniques to be enough sensitive and specific.
Keywords : dirofilariasis - Dirofilaria immitis- épidemiologic studies- New-Caledonia - dog
Correspondence : F.BEUGNET
Adress : Laboratoire de Parasitologie, CIRAD, BP 25 Paita, Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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