Autochthonous Thelazia callipaeda Infection in Dog, New York, USA, 2020. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report a case of autochthonous infection of the eye worm Thelazia callipaeda in a dog in the northeastern United States. Integrated morphologic identification and molecular diagnosis confirmed the species. Phylogenetic analysis suggested introduction from Europe. The zoonotic potential of this parasite warrants broader surveillance and increased awareness among physicians and veterinarians.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 4.95

author list (cited authors)

  • Schwartz, A. B., Lejeune, M., Verocai, G. G., Young, R., & Schwartz, P. H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Schwartz, AB||Lejeune, Manigandan||Verocai, Guilherme G||Young, Rebecca||Schwartz, Paul H

publication date

  • July 2021