Filariasis

Filariasis is a parasitic infection caused by various nematodes of the Filarioidea superfamily. Different worms present as different infections depending on the the location of thhe infection: lymphatic filariasis (caused by Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori) is an infection of the lymphatic system, subcutaneous filariasis (caused by Loa loa, Mansonella streptocerca, and Onchocerca volvulus) is an infection of the skin, and serous cavity filariasis (Mansonella perstans and Mansonella ozzardi) is an abdominal infection. Find the latest research on filariasis here.

December 23, 2020
Open Access

Setting the stage for a Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis: the first 125 years (1875-2000)

International Health
Eric A Ottesen, John Horton
December 31, 2020
Open Access

Dirofilaria immitis proteins recognized by antibodies from individuals living with microfilaremic dogs

Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Oswaldo M Torres-ChableJulian E Garcia-Rejon
December 23, 2020
Open Access

The role of medicine donations in the global programme for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis

International Health
Tijana WilliamsFabian Gusovsky
January 9, 2021
Open Access

A rapid, parasite-dependent cellular response to Dirofilaria immitis in the Mongolian jird (Meriones unguiculatus)

Parasites & Vectors
Christopher C EvansAndrew R Moorhead
January 8, 2021
Open Access

Galectins from Onchocerca ochengi and O. volvulus and their immune recognition by Wistar rats, Gudali zebu cattle and human hosts

BMC Microbiology
Ngwafu Nancy NgwasiriAchukwi Mbunkah Daniel
December 28, 2020
Preprint
Open Access

Financial burden impact quality of life among Lymphatic Filariasis Patients

ResearchSquare
Samuel Opoku AsieduJohn Boulard Forkuor
January 8, 2021
Review
Open Access

Onchocerca volvulus and epilepsy: A comprehensive review using the Bradford Hill criteria for causation

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Robert ColebundersJoseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo
December 23, 2020
Open Access

Caring for patients in the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

International Health
Charles D Mackenzie, Sunny Mante
December 23, 2020
Open Access

Progress towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis in the Americas region

International Health
Gilberto FontesRubén Santiago Nicholls
December 23, 2020
Open Access

The role of non-governmental development organizations in the implementation of lymphatic filariasis programmes

International Health
Simon BushYaobi Zhang
December 23, 2020
Open Access

A triple-drug treatment regimen to accelerate elimination of lymphatic filariasis: From conception to delivery

International Health
Gary J WeilJonathan D King
January 1, 2021
Review
Open Access

Mobile Health Strategies to Tackle Skin Neglected Tropical Diseases With Recommendations From Innovative Experiences: Systematic Review

JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Carme CarrionJose Antonio Ruiz Postigo
December 23, 2020
Open Access

African regional progress and status of the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: 2000-2020

International Health
Kebede DeribeMaria P Rebollo
January 4, 2021
Open Access

Onchocerciasis control in Ghana (1974-2016)

Parasites & Vectors
Nana-Kwadwo BiritwumJohn Gyapong

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