Coyotes Are a Probable Reservoir for Onchocerca lupi

O. lupi, a filarial nematode parasite, is an emerging infectious threat in southwestern United States to both domestic animals and humans. Relatively little is known about the parasite’s epidemiology, including what role wild canids (e.g., coyotes) could play in transmission. Check out the Verocai’s Lab most recent paper to learn more about the surveillance of O. lupi in coyotes!