List of sources
The map data has come from multiple sources including laboratory results, publications and vet case reports, a full list of sources can be found below.
The lungworm map only shows reported cases and therefore is not exhaustive. As there is no obligation to record cases, many go unrecorded, or are resolved with presumptive treatment, so are never confirmed.
The location of the case pins are as accurate as possible but in some cases due to data protection limitations we have only been provided with the first part of a postcode. As a result some pins are located centrally within a postcode area, and may not reflect the exact case location. Furthermore, at some locations multiple pins, representing different individual cases, are found close together at the same point.
The submission date represents the date the case was submitted not the date the case was diagnosed; in some cases this will represent the date of a publication.
When entering reported cases efforts have been made not to duplicate and give the most accurate picture possible of lungworm in the UK.
- Seroepidemiological survey for canine angiostrongylosis in dogs from Germany and the UK using combined detection of Angiostrongylus vasorum antigen and specific antibodies, Schnyder et al., Parasites & Vectors (2014), 7:72
- Angiostrongylus vasorum in UK mainland: a nationwide postal questionnaire survey of veterinary practices. Kirk et al., Veterinary Record (2014), 175, 118
- Spatial, demographic and clinical patterns of Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in the dog population of Southern England, Blehaut et al., Veterinary Record (2014), Vol. 175 Issue 6, p148
- Emerging canine angiostrongylosis in northern England: five fatal cases, Yamakawa et al., Vet Record (2009), 164:149-152
- A case of canine Angiostrongylus vasorum in Scotland confirmed by PCR and sequence analysis, Helm et al., Journal of Small Animal Practice (2009) 50, 255–259
- Idexx Laboratory reports
- Bayer Siebel Veterinary case reports
- Dechra Laboratory reports
- Pegasus - pet owner / veterinary case studies
- Bayer Vet Centre Veterinary Case Reports
- The Small Animal Hospital, The University of Glasgow
WELCOME TO THE LUNGWORM MAP
The results shown in this map will be added to over time, and are reliant on cases being reported by vets and dog owners. A large number of cases are not reported, so the results will not reflect the entire spread of lungworm across the UK.
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