- 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 http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakaya_Kikwete&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFpGrku_S6PZsvCfyg6sobLOpeMvQ AllAfrica.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://allafrica.com/stories/200808150250.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNERGc-OKC4qA43MmCOcynR-Pk2p2Q 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.