Parasite papers: Elephantiasis Or Lymphatic Filariasis

Elephantiasis or Lymphatic

Aka: one of the most painful parasites !:

Blood born parasite

Mosquitoes

Direct blood contact

Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, which are transmitted by various mosquito species. Humans are the only definitive host for W. bancrofti, which accounts for 90% of infections

You can literally get it if you get in a pool or hot tub or local hot springs where an infected person has visited to relieve their pain from the parasite

This article covers several parasitic worms that are very common today worldwide!

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lymphaticfilariasis/biology_b_malayi.html

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su48a16.htm

The elephant man:

https://youtu.be/PGwNpbAlWgE

video regarding elephantiasis:

https://youtu.be/9oP938GnIgU

https://youtu.be/gFyDOJUNJe8



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