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Lymphatic Filariasis Picture

Lymphatic filariasis is caused primarily by adult worms (filariae) that live in the lymphatic vessels. The female worms release microfilariae that circulate in the peripheral blood and are ingested by mosquitoes; thus, infected mosquitoes transmit the infection from person to person. The two major species of filariae that cause lymphatic disease in humans are Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi.

This picture shows the effects of Lymphatic filariasis.


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