Dirofilariasis in the Republic of Belarus

  Published: 09.04.14 Updated: 09.04.2014 13:20:20

As of 3 April 2014, media reported that according to the Republican Centre for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health, Belarus, in 2013 there were 21 cases of dirofilariasis reported in the country.

Protection against mosquitoes is recommended to avoid infection. The disease was not present in Belarus by the mid of 1990s.