Experimental Brugia pahangi and B. malayi infections of callitrichid primates

Journal of Helminthology
D A DenhamC M Hetherington

Abstract

The callitrichid primates, Callithrix jacchus jacchus (the marmoset) and Saguinus labiatus (the tamarin) were inoculated with infective larvae of Brugia malayi and B. pahangi. Microfilaraemia at low levels developed in 3 out of 4 C.j. jacchus infected with B. malayi and living or dead adult worms found in all 4. Only one of 4 C.j. jacchus became microfilaraemic (mf + ve) when given B. pahangi and adults were found in two. Of 4 S. labiatus given B. pahangi one became very lightly mf + ve and adults were found in 3. It is concluded that these animals are not suitable hosts for chemotherapeutic experiments.

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Citations

Mar 6, 2012·Primates; Journal of Primatology·Alan Lane de MeloWanderlany Amâncio Martins

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Metazoa
Brugia
Callitrichinae
Cebuella
Disease Susceptibility
Saguinus

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