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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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Doxycycline effective against filariasis in Southeast Asia

Doxycycline effective against filariasis in Southeast Asia

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

Lymphatic filariasis causes devastating social and economic losses

Lymphatic filariasis causes devastating social and economic losses

Mass drug treatment for elephantiasis is affordable compared with other public health programs

Mass drug treatment for elephantiasis is affordable compared with other public health programs

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

Bold proposal to restructure drug development patents

Bold proposal to restructure drug development patents

Drug-enriched salt could prevent elephantiasis

Drug-enriched salt could prevent elephantiasis

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

China free of lymphatic filariasis

China free of lymphatic filariasis

Clear evidence that elephantiasis can be eliminated

Clear evidence that elephantiasis can be eliminated

Egyptian program to eliminate elephantiasis successful

Egyptian program to eliminate elephantiasis successful

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

First new treatment for Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis)

First new treatment for Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis)

Single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis

Single course of one antibiotic can successfully treat elephantiasis

Wolbachia genome reveals new targets to combat infectious disease

Wolbachia genome reveals new targets to combat infectious disease

300 million people in the developing world are seriously ill from intestinal worms

300 million people in the developing world are seriously ill from intestinal worms