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see elephantiasiselephantiasis
, abnormal enlargement of any part of the body due to obstruction of the lymphatic channels in the area (see lymphatic system), usually affecting the arms, legs, or external genitals.
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any one of several helminthic diseases of man and animals caused by the roundworms filariae.

Filariases of man occur mainly in tropical countries; they do not occur in the USSR. The source of the infection which is transmitted by arthropods, such as Nematocera and Tabanidae, is an infected person or animal. The principal types of filariases in humans are wuchereriasis, Malayan filariasis, loaiasis, and onchocerciasis. Among the manifestations of infection are fever, skin rashes and ulcers, inflammation of the lymphatic vessels, elephantiasis of the arms, legs, and scrotum, and affection of the eyes. Treatment consists of medications such as diethylcarbamazine, suramin sodium, and desensitizing preparations. Preventive measures include the elimination of the seats of infection through the control of the transmitters and protection against insect bites with heavy clothing and repellents.

Filariases of animals—horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and camels—occur in many countries and in southern regions of the USSR. The most common and dangerous ones are onchocerciasis, setariasis, and cutaneous filaroid infection.


A disease due to the presence of hairlike nematodes (filariae) in humans, including Wuchereria bancrofti, W. pacifica, and Onchocerca volvulus.
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The Fund is supported by in-kind contributions from GlaxoSmithKline plc, which will donate albendazole treatments over the next ten years to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and deworm school-age children in target countries, and MSD, which will donate ivermectin to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and river blindness through the Mectizan Donation Program, with co-investments from the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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The districts of the high prevalence of filariasis were covered and the number of districts is reducing under MDA in the country, in the year 2015, the districts are covered for MDA and number of districts was selected from Karnataka.
Filariasis, a disease caused by thread-like worms called filariae, is broadly divided into lymphatic filariasis and Onchocerciasis.
In her visits to the villages, she saw the poor public health situation of the locals, who often suffered from filariasis, polio, diarrhea and other parasitic infections.
Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by infection with a roundworm of Filarioideae superfamily.
Several factors now place US residents, returning travelers, and expatriates at the risk of contracting ocular filariasis including increasing seroprevalence rates of zoonotic filariasis, international travel bringing tourists to and expatriates from filariasis-endemic regions, and warming temperatures extending distribution ranges of arthropod vectors.
Sarker et al (12) have established that lymphatic filariasis manifested acute arthritis which has been treated with oral diethyalcarbamazine citrate (DEC) (150 mg/day) for three weeks, showed complete resolution of arthritis.
1) Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is caused by three filarial nematodes, the commonest being Wucheria bancrofti.
Former winners have undertaken a wide range of projects including those relating to wound management, Lymphatic Filariasis and Talipes Equinovarus.
Mosquitoes, for example, not only transmit malaria and dengue, but also lymphatic filariasis, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever.
3% positive incidence of Culex mosquitoes that spread diseases such as the West Nile virus and filariasis.