Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Naive LVG strain hamsters were infected with by the surgical implantation of adult worms. Groups of hamsters received either 50 male, 50 female, 50 male plus 50 female or 25 male plus 25 female worms per hamster. Approximately 50% of the transferred worms became established in the recipient hosts regardless of the number or sex of the worms implanted. Microfilaremia occurred in recipient hamsters within 1 week after the transfer of female or male plus female worms. This microfilaremia became negative on week 9 post-transfer and no microfilaremia developed in these hamsters following a secondary challenge infection of male plus female worms. Hamsters whose primary infection consisted solely of male worms developed a microfilaremia when challenged with male plus female worms.


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