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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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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

GSK to offer flexible drug pricing in middle-income countries

GSK to offer flexible drug pricing in middle-income countries

Free online training Webinars to prepare nurses for continued relief efforts in Haiti launched

Free online training Webinars to prepare nurses for continued relief efforts in Haiti launched

Elephantiasis and river blindness: MSU researcher receives $2M for reformulating flubendazole

Elephantiasis and river blindness: MSU researcher receives $2M for reformulating flubendazole

More details on Obama's global health strategy expected along with budget release, Wall Street Journal reports

More details on Obama's global health strategy expected along with budget release, Wall Street Journal reports

UK DFID awards CNTD £10M in elimination of elephantiasis initiative

UK DFID awards CNTD £10M in elimination of elephantiasis initiative

Experts gather to outline the latest creative applications of DNA barcoding

Experts gather to outline the latest creative applications of DNA barcoding

Haiti, Dominican Republic leaders aim to eradicate malaria, lymphatic filariasis by 2020, funding unclear

Haiti, Dominican Republic leaders aim to eradicate malaria, lymphatic filariasis by 2020, funding unclear

Clinton Global Initiative to raise awareness and funding for NTD control and elimination

Clinton Global Initiative to raise awareness and funding for NTD control and elimination

New molecule blocks lymphangiogenesis

New molecule blocks lymphangiogenesis

Ghana launches public-private partnership to control malaria

Ghana launches public-private partnership to control malaria

DNA "barcodes" used to map mosquito species in West Africa that spread lymphatic filariasis

DNA "barcodes" used to map mosquito species in West Africa that spread lymphatic filariasis

Super-microsurgical technique brings hope to breast cancer patients with lymphedema

Super-microsurgical technique brings hope to breast cancer patients with lymphedema

Waging war on tropical diseases may be key to U.S. foreign policy

Waging war on tropical diseases may be key to U.S. foreign policy

Mosquitoes smell DEET and stay away

Mosquitoes smell DEET and stay away

More attention to neglected tropical diseases

More attention to neglected tropical diseases