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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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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

Natural compund in cedar and grapefruit skin could help repel mosquitoes and ticks says CDC

Natural compund in cedar and grapefruit skin could help repel mosquitoes and ticks says CDC

Study uncovers how schistosome worms trick the host's immune system

Study uncovers how schistosome worms trick the host's immune system

Using genomics to identify promising novel treatment for lymphatic filariasis

Using genomics to identify promising novel treatment for lymphatic filariasis

International consortium to receive BRL 43.5 million for discovering drugs to treat neglected diseases

International consortium to receive BRL 43.5 million for discovering drugs to treat neglected diseases

Common gout medications can kill elephantiasis-causing parasites

Common gout medications can kill elephantiasis-causing parasites

Molecular changes are linked with adverse events following treatment of lymphatic filariasis

Molecular changes are linked with adverse events following treatment of lymphatic filariasis

New cellular processes controlling the formation of lymphatic valves found

New cellular processes controlling the formation of lymphatic valves found

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