A nematode, found in humans.
Spread by mosquito bite, found in the tropics and subtropics. Africa, the Nile Delta, Turkey, India, the East Indies, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Oceanic Islands, and parts of South America including the Caribbean Haiti (PubMed).
Filariasis: many are asymptomatic, episodes of fevers and lymphadenitis lead to lymphatic obstruction and can progress of elephantiasis.
Last Update: 05/03/18.