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

  • Among the horrors of war in the South Pacific is filariasis (rhymes with diocese), a mosquito-borne, hitherto incurable disease.
  • The "hardest single thing" facing Navy doctors today is filariasis, a mosquito-borne disease which sometimes develops into elephantiasis, particularly of the scrotum.
  • A new antimony compound called Neostibosan has proved effective against filariasis, and another new drug, hetrazan, against oncocerciasis.

  • Prithviraj Chauhan in Newindpress
    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... Jakaya Kikwete Aug 15, 2008 37355 48329 filariasis 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.
  • Chua Soi Lek in Malaysia Star
    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.

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