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Filariasis (Philariasis) is a parasitic and infectious tropical disease, that is caused by thread-like filarial nematode worms in the superfamily Filarioidea, also known as "filariae". There are 9 known filarial nematodes which use humans as the definitive host.

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New review on the epidemiology of various parasitic diseases in Malaysia

New review on the epidemiology of various parasitic diseases in Malaysia

Scientists create new models of tropical eye worm for development of anti-filarial drugs

Scientists create new models of tropical eye worm for development of anti-filarial drugs

New anti-Wolbachia drug could potentially treat onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

New anti-Wolbachia drug could potentially treat onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

Blood-suckers carrying malaria parasites can be traced back up to 100 million years

Blood-suckers carrying malaria parasites can be traced back up to 100 million years

WHO revise treatment guidelines of lymphatic filariasis due to CWRU-led study

WHO revise treatment guidelines of lymphatic filariasis due to CWRU-led study

LSTM led partnership receives funding to develop drug for treating two neglected tropical diseases

LSTM led partnership receives funding to develop drug for treating two neglected tropical diseases

Mosquito screening found to be useful for tracking recurrence of lymphatic filariasis

Mosquito screening found to be useful for tracking recurrence of lymphatic filariasis

Fruit fly research leads to potential drug for debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms

Fruit fly research leads to potential drug for debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms

Neglected tropical diseases to be tackled in Africa’s poorest communities

Neglected tropical diseases to be tackled in Africa’s poorest communities

LSTM researchers find new way to reduce treatment for some parasitic diseases

LSTM researchers find new way to reduce treatment for some parasitic diseases

Portable scanner can measure limb disfigurement easily in patients with elephantiasis

Portable scanner can measure limb disfigurement easily in patients with elephantiasis

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

Scientists solve structure of BinAB toxin that kills larvae of certain type of mosquitoes

Scientists solve structure of BinAB toxin that kills larvae of certain type of mosquitoes

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

People with filariasis show two to three-fold increased risk for HIV

People with filariasis show two to three-fold increased risk for HIV

Scientists identify transposable element in certain bird genomes

Scientists identify transposable element in certain bird genomes

PATH and SD/Alere announce commercial availability of two diagnostic tools for NTDs

PATH and SD/Alere announce commercial availability of two diagnostic tools for NTDs

Researchers receive Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

Researchers receive Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

Smartphone checks blood for parasitic disease

Smartphone checks blood for parasitic disease