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Left: Microfilariae of W. bancrofti in thick blood smear stained with Giemsa. Right: Microfilaria of B. malayi in a thick blood smear, stain...

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Lymphatic Filariasis Disease - Carter Center Lymphatic Filariasis Program

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Lymphatic Filariasis

Parasitic worm infection may double HIV risk: study BERLIN : People infected with a common parasitic worm may be twice as likely to acquire HIV than people who are not infected with it a new study has claimed. W bancrofti causes most cases of lymphatic filariasis or elephantiasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Lymphatic filariasis currently affects 120 million people (mostly in Asia Africa the western Pacific and parts of the Caribbean and South America) and causes abnormal enlargement of limbs…

Elephantiasis, also known as Lymphatic filariasis is a tropical disease leading to an elephant-like skin swelling of the lower limb and genitals.

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Life cycle of Wuchereria bancrofti - one type of nematode (roundworm) that causes Lymphatic Filariasis or LF.

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