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a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels

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Wolbachia live inside the parasitic worms, known as filariae, which cause lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.
timori filariasis, and the microfilariae in the original biopsy sample appeared to be viable, we empiricially prescribed a standard dosage of oral doxycycline for 6 weeks, followed by single doses of ivermectin at 400 [micro]g/kg and 800 mg albendazole.
The World Health Organization reports that more than 120 million people suffer from lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis.
Tokyo, Jan 31, 2012 - (JCN) - In line with its commitment to support the World Health Organization's lymphatic filariasis elimination program, Eisai Co.
We report 2 cases of idiopathic scrotal elephantiasis in Canadian citizens with no history of travel to endemic filariasis regions, malignancy, surgery or radiation.
More than half of world's population currently estimated to be at risk of vector-borne diseases those include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, chagas and lymphatic filariasis, he said and added that WHO has estimated that one sixth of the illness and disability suffered worldwide is due to vector-borne diseases.
In the ATM Index 2014 report, Eisai's commitment to eliminating lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease, by providing 2.
Human lymphatic filariasis is characterized by the common clinical manifestations like acute adenolymphangitis and chronic lymphoedema.
Lymphatic filariasis can lead to swelling of the limbs and genitals, called elephantiasis, and it is primarily a threat in Africa and Asia.
Irish-born Campbell and Japanese Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing effectiveness against other parasitic diseases.
In addition, disease control efforts have led to significant progress toward the elimination of malaria in Haiti as well as the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic infection that leads to elephantiasis.
Some are used to treat tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS or diarrhoea, while others are used in mass-drug administration programmes to combat neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma, yaws and filariasis.
Lindsay added that since many of the world's major vector-borne diseases, such as dengue, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and lymphatic filariasis, are transmitted indoors, more modern and enclosed housing would also offer vital protection against several other dangerous infections.