associated clinical manifestations in children in an endemic area and morbidity control by immunomonitoring and optimal DEC therapy: Sevagram experience.
Use of floating layers of polystyrene beads to control populations of the filaria
vector Culex quinquefasciatus.
Here he came upon Timothy Lewis' account of discovery of a microscopic worm, which Lewis had named Filaria
sanguinis hominis, in the urine and blood of patients with chyluria in Calcutta, India.
The dog heartworm was named Filaria
by American parasitologist Joseph Leidy in 1856, and the genus was renamed Dirofilaria by French parasitologists Railliet and Henry in 1911.
A small male filaria
was recovered from the anterior chamber of a human eye in Colombia (5).
Apart from implementation of Filariasis Elimination Programme through mass drug administration, routine anti-larval operations under Urban Filaria
Control Programme are being continued.
Concomitant malaria (Plasmodium gallinaceum) and filaria
(Brugia pahangi) infections in Aedes aegypti: effect on parasite development.
As with other filaria
species, mosquitoes transmit infectious microfilariae, which develop into fertile macrofilariae in their definitive host.
Key words Awareness; filaria
elimination; mass drug administration
Director of Health, Dr Sudeshkumar, District Filaria
Officer, Dr A.
Molecular phylogeny of the filaria
genus Onchocerca with special emphasis on Afrotropical human and bovine parasites.
The tools available for the detection of active infection in an amicrofilaremic patient are circulating filarial antigen (CFA) tests and the ultrasound with high frequency probe showing filaria
dance sign (FDS).
Salt fortification with DEC has few other programmatic and operational benefits: first, the excluded groups of pregnant women and children <2 yr of age are also covered in salt fortification (this group is not given DEC tablets and work as a 'reservoir host' of filariasis, which may result in rapid reversion of filaria
, when coverage and compliance is poor).
Anti-filarial activity of Zoanthus species (Phylum Coelenterata, Class Anthzoa) against human lymphatic filaria
, Brugia malayi.
84%) females clearly stated mosquitoes as vector for malaria followed by chikungunya and filaria
but only 19.