The Lethal Cardiac Invader: Dirofialria immitis – Biological Times

The Lethal Cardiac Invader: Dirofialria immitis

Publication Date : 09/01/2024

Author(s) :

Tabassam Fatima, Saud Siddique, Musa Arshad.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 12
(01 - 2024)

Abstract :

In this article will talk about Dirofilaria (D.) immitis locally known as the heartworm. It is a roundworm that primarily affects dogs, cats, and sometimes humans. Once inside a feline or canine, this roundworm lives in the right side of the heart, and pulmonary artery. They interfere with the circulatory system of the animal, the health of the animal, and the overall health of the host. In this extension article, we’ll be looking at the life cycle of D. immitis, its effects on its hosts, how it spreads, how it causes disease, and how it can be prevented in animals.

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