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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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Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic has widened gender inequities in health

Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic has widened gender inequities in health

Sri Lanka’s healthcare system heavily affected by the current economic crisis

Sri Lanka’s healthcare system heavily affected by the current economic crisis

New drug targeting LF and onchocerciasis begins its first in human trial in Liverpool

New drug targeting LF and onchocerciasis begins its first in human trial in Liverpool

WHO and Sanofi sign new agreement to sustain specific efforts to eliminate NTDs

WHO and Sanofi sign new agreement to sustain specific efforts to eliminate NTDs

Researchers examine whether community administration of ivermectin influences malaria transmission

Researchers examine whether community administration of ivermectin influences malaria transmission

New genetic editing tools could stop the spread of mosquito diseases

New genetic editing tools could stop the spread of mosquito diseases

Infrared thermal imaging camera can help monitor the progression of lymphatic filariasis

Infrared thermal imaging camera can help monitor the progression of lymphatic filariasis

WHO releases new strategy on water, sanitation and hygiene to end neglected tropical diseases

WHO releases new strategy on water, sanitation and hygiene to end neglected tropical diseases

New evidence supports ivermectin use in children weighing less than fifteen kilograms

New evidence supports ivermectin use in children weighing less than fifteen kilograms

Countries with older populations have higher SARS-CoV-2 infections and deaths, says study

Countries with older populations have higher SARS-CoV-2 infections and deaths, says study

Ivermectin may not be the ‘silver bullet’ antiviral against COVID-19

Ivermectin may not be the ‘silver bullet’ antiviral against COVID-19

Could Ivermectin be an effective antiviral against SARS-CoV-2?

Could Ivermectin be an effective antiviral against SARS-CoV-2?

Scientists decipher the structure of protein found in parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases

Scientists decipher the structure of protein found in parasites that cause neglected tropical diseases

Researchers receive $2.95 million grant to create improved diagnostics for worm infections

Researchers receive $2.95 million grant to create improved diagnostics for worm infections

Researchers identify traditional Ghanaian medicines to eradicate neglected tropical diseases

Researchers identify traditional Ghanaian medicines to eradicate neglected tropical diseases

World Health Organization, Sanofi sign new agreement to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

World Health Organization, Sanofi sign new agreement to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Illustrations by Nigerian artist kickstart debate on neglected tropical disease

Despite COVID-19 setbacks, WHO aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2030

Despite COVID-19 setbacks, WHO aims to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2030

Study shows how common drug paralyzes the parasites that cause elephantiasis

Study shows how common drug paralyzes the parasites that cause elephantiasis

Study identifies three potential drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Study identifies three potential drugs to eradicate parasitic worms