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How a parasite causes lymphatic filariasis, known as elephantiasis
  • Published Date:
    August 5, 2015
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Center for Global Health (U.S.) ; Rotary International ;
  • Description:
    Wuchereria bancrofti is one of the parasites that causes the painful, infectious disease.

    Human Stages:

    1. Mosquito takes a blood meal (L3 larvae enter skin)

    2. Adults in lymphatics

    3. Adults produce sheathed microfilariae that migrate into lymph and blood channels

    Mosquito Stages:

    4. Mosquito takes a blood meal (ingests microfilariae)

    5. Microfilariae shed sheaths, penetrate mosquito's midgut, and migrate to thoracic muscles

    6. L1 larvae

    7. L3 larvae

    8. Migrate to head and mosquito's proboscis

    parasite_lymphatic_filariasis

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