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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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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

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