Filariasis

Filariasis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Filariasis (elephant foot) is common in tropical countries and is caused by parasitic nematode worms that look like tiny threads. The disease is caused by nematode worms called Filariae-Wuchereria Bancrofti, Brugia Malayi and Brugia Timori. Most cases of filariasis are caused by a parasite called Wuchereria bancrofti. Filariasis is the leading cause of disability and …

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