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Transmission of the eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda: between fantasy and reality

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, May 2015
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Transmission of the eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda: between fantasy and reality
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0881-7
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Domenico Otranto, Filipe Dantas-Torres


Thelazia callipaeda is transmitted by Phortica variegata, a drosophilid that feeds on lachrymal secretions of mammals. Scientific information on human thelaziosis is still relatively limited, mainly for physicians and ophthalmologists. Indeed, the literature is full of misleading information on the transmission of T. callipaeda to humans. A recent paper reported a case of human intraocular infestation in a patient from Karnataka. The information presented in that article as well as in other articles in the international literature is outdated and incorrect in several instances, mostly regarding to the localization of T. callipaeda in the host, its biology and routes of transmission. Physicians and ophthalmologists should be aware that T. callipaeda is larviparous and transmitted exclusively by secretophagous flies. These flies buzz around the eyes of animals and humans at the daytime, landing on the eyes and releasing the infective larvae on the host conjunctiva. That is the only possible way of transmission of T. callipaeda.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 4%
Unknown 24 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 32%
Student > Master 4 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 5 20%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 10 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Computer Science 1 4%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 4 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2019.
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