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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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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

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