Lymphatic Filariasis is a parasitic and infectious tropical disease, caused by the thread-like parasitic filarial worms, Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori, all transmitted by mosquitoes. It is extremely rare in Western countries. Loa loa is another filarial parasite of humans, transmitted by the deer fly. In 1866, Otto Wucherer demonstrated the presence of microfilariae, or filarial larvae, in urine. In 1871, Timoth Lewis discovered the presence of microfilariae in peri ...
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Filariasis Organizations