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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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VOA News reports on pilot program against lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria

VOA News reports on pilot program against lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria

Anacor signs research agreement to discover drug candidates to treat neglected diseases

Anacor signs research agreement to discover drug candidates to treat neglected diseases

New Pope will need to consider burden of NTDs

New Pope will need to consider burden of NTDs

Disease eradication efforts set sights on polio, Guinea worm

Disease eradication efforts set sights on polio, Guinea worm

Lancet commentary cautiously optimistic about public health system in Haiti

Lancet commentary cautiously optimistic about public health system in Haiti

WHO reports unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases

WHO reports unprecedented progress against 17 neglected tropical diseases

UCSF teams to study new ways to reduce childhood mortality and disease in developing nations

UCSF teams to study new ways to reduce childhood mortality and disease in developing nations

NEJM examines global disease eradication efforts

NEJM examines global disease eradication efforts

Washington Post examines Haiti's efforts to fight lymphatic filariasis

Washington Post examines Haiti's efforts to fight lymphatic filariasis

Brandeis professor investigates wallpaper-like liner technology for tackling malaria

Brandeis professor investigates wallpaper-like liner technology for tackling malaria

Major effort to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Major effort to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

Abbott, DNDi partner to research on new treatments for NTDs

U.K. government to increase NTD spending fivefold between 2011 and 2015

U.K. government to increase NTD spending fivefold between 2011 and 2015

International public health spending ignores neglected tropical diseases, some experts argue

International public health spending ignores neglected tropical diseases, some experts argue

Disease mapping could help control and eliminate loiasis, other NTDs, study says

Disease mapping could help control and eliminate loiasis, other NTDs, study says

Ivermectin cream demonstrates activity against head lice eggs

Ivermectin cream demonstrates activity against head lice eggs

MSU professor focuses on new formulation for old drug to treat parasitic diseases

MSU professor focuses on new formulation for old drug to treat parasitic diseases

FDA accepts Topaz's ivermectin NDA for treatment for head lice infestations

FDA accepts Topaz's ivermectin NDA for treatment for head lice infestations

Sanofi, DNDi announce three-year research collaboration for neglected tropical diseases

Sanofi, DNDi announce three-year research collaboration for neglected tropical diseases

NIAID team completes analysis of most proteins produced by elephantiasis parasite worm

NIAID team completes analysis of most proteins produced by elephantiasis parasite worm