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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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Anacor Pharma, MMV enter agreement to develop AN3661 for malaria treatment

Anacor Pharma, MMV enter agreement to develop AN3661 for malaria treatment

ITMNs can reduce Japanese Encephalitis transmission to humans

ITMNs can reduce Japanese Encephalitis transmission to humans

Anacor and iOWH establish research agreement to identify new drugs for shigellosis

Anacor and iOWH establish research agreement to identify new drugs for shigellosis

New study on mosquito genome sequences to identify 'transposable elements'

New study on mosquito genome sequences to identify 'transposable elements'

Bill Gates' annual letter calls for focus on eradicating polio, governments to sustain foreign aid

Bill Gates' annual letter calls for focus on eradicating polio, governments to sustain foreign aid

Anacor, UCSF and NYBC collaborate to discover drug therapies for river blindness

Anacor, UCSF and NYBC collaborate to discover drug therapies for river blindness

Eisai signs statement of intent with WHO to supply medicine for treatment of lymphatic filariasis

Eisai signs statement of intent with WHO to supply medicine for treatment of lymphatic filariasis

Report documents increase in R&D projects on developing world diseases

Report documents increase in R&D projects on developing world diseases

Discovery of anti-parasitic drug mechanism could lead to new treatments for filarial diseases

Discovery of anti-parasitic drug mechanism could lead to new treatments for filarial diseases

Officials discuss leadership, donor commitments, eliminating leprosy at start of WHO Western Pacific Region Committee Session

Officials discuss leadership, donor commitments, eliminating leprosy at start of WHO Western Pacific Region Committee Session

Researchers examine new genes to control mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers examine new genes to control mosquito-borne diseases

Study finds evidence that single-disease initiatives may compromise fragile health systems in low-income countries

Study finds evidence that single-disease initiatives may compromise fragile health systems in low-income countries

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa

MMV joins Pool for Open Innovation against neglected tropical diseases

MMV joins Pool for Open Innovation against neglected tropical diseases

Community-based lymphatic filariasis education increases treatment compliance up to 90%: Study

Community-based lymphatic filariasis education increases treatment compliance up to 90%: Study

Merck proposes to initiate Phase II proof-of-concept clinical study of posaconazole for chronic Chagas disease

Merck proposes to initiate Phase II proof-of-concept clinical study of posaconazole for chronic Chagas disease

Entomologists to develop genetically engineered bacteria for killing mosquito larvae

Entomologists to develop genetically engineered bacteria for killing mosquito larvae

Global Programme seeks to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2020

Global Programme seeks to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2020

UNICEF, WHO release new publication on medicines formulated for children

UNICEF, WHO release new publication on medicines formulated for children

GSK's 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report published online

GSK's 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report published online