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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015

Isolation of Onchocerca lupi in Dogs and Black Flies, California, USA

Hassan K. Hassan1, Shanna Bolcen1, Joseph Kubofcik, Thomas B. Nutman, Mark L. Eberhard, Kelly Middleton, Joseph Wakoli Wekesa, Gimena Ruedas, Kimberly J. Nelson, Richard Dubielzig, Melissa De Lombaert, Bruce Silverman, Jamie J. Schorling, Peter H. Adler, Thomas R. UnnaschComments to Author , and Emily S. Beeler
Author affiliations: University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA (H.K. Hassan, S. Bolcen, T.R. Unnasch); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (J. Kubofcik, T.B. Nutman); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.L. Eberhard); San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, West Covina, California, USA (K. Middleton, J.W. Wekesa, G. Ruedas, K.J. Nelson); University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (R. Dubielzig, M. De Lombaert); Complete Animal Eye Care, Sherman Oaks, California, USA (B. Silverman); Eye Clinic for Animals, San Diego, California, USA (J.J. Schorling); Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA (P.H. Adler); Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (E.S. Beeler)

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Species identification of Onchocerca lupi –infected flies, southern California, USA, 2012

Infected fly no. Collection date Location Latitude Longitude Species and genotype*
LAC 3-2 2013 Apr 22 Monterey Park City Yard 34.05341 −118.116537 Simulium tribulatum A
LAC 5-1 2013 Apr 24 Bernard Biostation 34.116667 −117.7125 S. tribulatum A
LAC 7-45 2013 Apr 29 Walnut Coop 34.029101 −117.854616 S. tribulatum A
LAC 12-26 2013 May 7 Rainbow Canyon Ranch 34.144731 −117.935686 ND
LAC 17-5 2013 Jun 4 Santa Fe Dam 34.116667 −117.95 S. tribulatum B
LAC 17-18 2013 Jun 4 Santa Fe Dam 34.116667 −117.95 S. tribulatum B

*LAC, Los Angeles County; ND, definitive identification not successful.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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