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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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WHO urges affected countries to increase investment in tackling neglected tropical diseases

WHO urges affected countries to increase investment in tackling neglected tropical diseases

LSTM emerges high on academic rankings

LSTM emerges high on academic rankings

COUNTDOWN research consortium focuses on neglected tropical diseases

COUNTDOWN research consortium focuses on neglected tropical diseases

DNDi awarded USAID grant to develop new treatments for river blindness, elephantiasis

DNDi awarded USAID grant to develop new treatments for river blindness, elephantiasis

Celgene Global Health, DNDi expand partnership to identify new drug candidates for NTDs

Celgene Global Health, DNDi expand partnership to identify new drug candidates for NTDs

Researchers developing new medication to tackle river blindness and elephantiasis

Researchers developing new medication to tackle river blindness and elephantiasis

LSTM and University of Liverpool receive GHIT Fund to target lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis

LSTM and University of Liverpool receive GHIT Fund to target lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis

Indonesia's commitment, investment in eliminating NTDs could lift millions of people out of poverty

Indonesia's commitment, investment in eliminating NTDs could lift millions of people out of poverty

Viewpoints: The battle over one woman's medical story; why Mass. didn't see a wave of cancellations; politicians' love of anecdotes

Viewpoints: The battle over one woman's medical story; why Mass. didn't see a wave of cancellations; politicians' love of anecdotes

Eisai supplies diethylcarbamazine citrate 100 mg tablets to WHO

Eisai supplies diethylcarbamazine citrate 100 mg tablets to WHO

LSTM professor awarded The Manson Medal for outstanding contribution in field of tropical medicine

LSTM professor awarded The Manson Medal for outstanding contribution in field of tropical medicine

Low-cost intervention reduces transmission of lymphatic filariasis to undetectable levels

Low-cost intervention reduces transmission of lymphatic filariasis to undetectable levels

DFID awards 5-year grant to DNDi to advance research and development for neglected diseases

DFID awards 5-year grant to DNDi to advance research and development for neglected diseases

Human filariasis research: an interview with Professor Mark Taylor, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Human filariasis research: an interview with Professor Mark Taylor, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

UC Riverside researchers develop easy-to-wear patch that makes humans invisible to mosquitoes

UC Riverside researchers develop easy-to-wear patch that makes humans invisible to mosquitoes

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine receives US$ 10 million to continue research against human filariasis

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine receives US$ 10 million to continue research against human filariasis

Sustained engagement, partnership needed to implement new treatments for neglected diseases

Sustained engagement, partnership needed to implement new treatments for neglected diseases

Queen's University Belfast scientists awarded research grants to tackle tropical diseases

Queen's University Belfast scientists awarded research grants to tackle tropical diseases

New diagnostic test for lymphatic filariasis

New diagnostic test for lymphatic filariasis

Three steps to eliminating NTDs

Three steps to eliminating NTDs