Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Summer Bleeding

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3045

Symptom of disease due to infections with  Parafilaria spp., which form skin nodules. These nodules break off due to UV-light leading to skin bleeding. The microfilariae are then found in the wound and become transmitted by  Haematobia flies.

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