Monthly Archives: February 2014

Matters of the heart (worm)

Heartworm cartoon

For anyone who has managed to bypass the constant bombardment of love heart- themed everything- today is Valentine’s Day. On this day, scorned by singletons, we consider one of the true agents of heart ache- Dirofilaria immitis aka the heartworm. Caused by this parasitic, filarial nematode, dirofilariasis is a vector-borne zoonose affecting the cardiovascular and… Read more »