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Elephantiasis is a disease that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs, male genitals.
Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

Lymphatic filariasis causes devastating social and economic losses

Lymphatic filariasis causes devastating social and economic losses

Mass drug treatment for elephantiasis is affordable compared with other public health programs

Mass drug treatment for elephantiasis is affordable compared with other public health programs

Brugia malayi's secrets revealed

Brugia malayi's secrets revealed

Scientists solve genetic code of parasitic worm that causes elephantiasis

Scientists solve genetic code of parasitic worm that causes elephantiasis

Drug-enriched salt could prevent elephantiasis

Drug-enriched salt could prevent elephantiasis

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Study results may aid battle against insect-borne diseases

Study results may aid battle against insect-borne diseases

Clear evidence that elephantiasis can be eliminated

Clear evidence that elephantiasis can be eliminated

Egyptian program to eliminate elephantiasis successful

Egyptian program to eliminate elephantiasis successful

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

First new treatment for Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis)

First new treatment for Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis)

Single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis

Single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis

Wolbachia genome reveals new targets to combat infectious disease

Wolbachia genome reveals new targets to combat infectious disease

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases