What is filaria?

  • (noun): Slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects.
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Some articles on filaria:

Mansonella Perstans - History of Discovery
... discovery, the microfilariae were named Filaria sanguinis hominis minor, due to their relatively small size when compared to another type of microfilarae found in the same patient (Filaria ... The name was later changed to Filaria sanguinis hominis perstans, and later again shortened to Filaria perstans to comply with the binary system of nomenclature ...
Brugia Malayi - History of Discovery - Identification of A Distinct Parasite
... found in Jakarta and named the pathogen Filaria malayi ... epidemiological studies identifying Filaria malayi in India, Sri Lanka, China, North Vietnam, and Malaysia in the 1930s, Lichentenstein and Brug’s hypothesis was not accepted until the 1940s, when Rao and ... into two genera, Wuchereria and Brugia and renamed Filaria malayi as Brugia malayi ...
Patrick Manson - Researching Filaria
... He spent his early years researching filaria (a small worm that causes elephantiasis) ... Manson focused his time on searching for filaria in blood taken from his patients ... From this he began to work out the life cycle of filaria and through painstaking observation discovered that the worms were only present in the blood during the night and were absent ...
Elaeophora Poeli - Discovery and Nomenclature
... This species was first described from Water buffalo in 1879, and named Filaria poeli ... poeli was determined to be the same animal that previous authors had referred to as Filaria blini and Filaria haemophila, both isolated from Water buffalo aortas ...

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