filariasis filariasis

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  • A new antimony compound called Neostibosan has proved effective against filariasis, and another new drug, hetrazan, against oncocerciasis.

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  1. "I am glad to announce that I have decided to establish the President's Lymphatic Filariasis Fund to buttress efforts to fight against this preventable disease . We would like to raise about Sh500 billion in the next few months. Such amount will...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Jakaya Kikwete Source: AllAfrica.com

  2. "It would help in developing new drugs for the neglected diseases such a tuberculosis, malaria, kala-azar, filariasis, which are still a big threat in the Indian sub-continent," Chauhan said.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Prithviraj Chauhan Source: Newindpress

  3. "The IMR has done a lot of research on diseases like malaria, scrub typhus, filariasis and beri-beri and such a collaboration with the US can advance research and treatment in these and other tropical diseases," Dr Chua said.
    on Jun 6, 2006 By: Chua Soi Lek Source: Malaysia Star

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