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Lymphatic filariasis
Epidemiology
  • Lymphatic filariasis is found in most of the warm, humid regions of the world (Latin America, Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands)
  • Lymphatic filariasis is transmitted by mosquitoes
  • For W. bancrofti and B. timori, no reservoir hosts are known, in contrast to the zoonotic strain of B. malayi, where wild and domestic animals have been found infected