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Filaria is a parasitic worm, usually spread by mosquitoes, which causes the disease filariasis.

This online group on filariasis will help you meet doctors and others who are interested in this disease or suffer from it.


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Gout Medications Prove Effective Against Elephantiasis
Sulfinpyrazone and probenecid, the two common FDA-approved gout medications were found to cause rapid death to the parasites that cause elephantiasis,.....
New Anti-Wolbachia Drug to Treat Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis
Researchers from LSTM and the University of Liverpool successfully identified the first novel synthetic and rationally designed anti-Wolbachia drug co.....
Simple Self-care Package Could Reduce Acute Attacks of Elephantiasis
New low-cost lymphoedema management packages may reduce acute attacks of podoconiosis (non-filarial elephantiasis) disease, finds a new study. The fin.....
Swollen Mass Weighing 14 Kg Removed From Elephantiasis Patient
Saidalavi, a 46-year-old man regained his ability to walk again after getting 14 kg of swollen mass removed his thigh, the result of his 30 year old f.....
Non-infectious Form of Elephantiasis Prevalent in Central Africa
The prevalence of podoconiosis, a non-filarial form of elephantiasis was assessed in Cameroon, a country in Central Africa due to insufficient .....

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Malaria - Protection Strategies
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Vector-Borne Diseases | Insect-Borne Diseases | Bug-Borne Diseases
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Filariasis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment , FAQs
Filariasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods, mainly black flies and mosquitoes... Read More

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