Coyotes as Reservoirs for Onchocerca lupi, United States, 2015-2018. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Onchocerca lupi nematode infects dogs, cats, and humans, but whether it can be spread by coyotes has been unknown. We conducted surveillance for O. lupi nematode infection in coyotes in the southwestern United States. We identified multiple coyote populations in Arizona and New Mexico as probable reservoirs for this species.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 13.1

author list (cited authors)

  • Roe, C. C., Yaglom, H., Howard, A., Urbanz, J., Verocai, G. G., Andrews, L., ... Engelthaler, D. M.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Roe, Chandler C||Yaglom, Hayley||Howard, April||Urbanz, Jennifer||Verocai, Guilherme G||Andrews, Lela||Harrison, Veronica||Barnes, Riley||Lyons, Ted||Bowers, Jolene R||Engelthaler, David M

publication date

  • December 2020