TWiP 24: Onchocerca volvulus, a vector-borne, filarial nematode

2 April 2011

onchocerca microfilariaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode #24 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Onchocerca volvulus, the vector-borne filarial nematode parasite that causes onchocerciasis, or river blindness.

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