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Elephantiasis Project

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Marisa Carrillo

on 16 May 2013

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Transcript of Elephantiasis Project

Marisa Carrillo Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis) Causes of Elephantiasis Microscopic worms (Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori)
The bacteria in the worm (Wolbachia)
The hosts (persons) immune response Transmission of Disease Mosquitoes
Culex Mosquito Symptoms Lower body swollen
Genitals and legs swollen
Fever
Chills
Ill feeling Hope for the future September 20, 2007: Map of genetic content of Brugia Malayi
6.6 children prevented
Hopefully eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis by 2020
Limit symptoms by often cleaning routines Disease effects on body Watery fluid in tissues causes swelling
Thick skin
Leaks out of capillary beds
Nematode plugs up lymphatic system
Liquids can't be removed
Parasites infect lymph nodes
Blocks flow of lymph throughout the body Prevention and Treatment Keep away from Mosquitoes!
Geographic location
Sub-Saharan Africa-Albendazole with Invermectin
Other areas in the world-Albendazole with Diethylcarbamazine
Doxycycline used to treat Lymphatic Filariasis Additional Info. No cure yet
Common in tropics of Africa
Also nonparasitic form of this disease (Nonfilarial Elephantiasis or Podoconiosis)
Elephantiasis affects roughly 120 million people (Africa & South East Asia) The Culex Mosquito
Main Transmisson Woman with Elephantiasis Nematode Nematode affects on vegetable Doxycycline Albendazole with Invermectin and Albendazole with Diethylcarbamazine Where worms are located Elephantiasis Worm Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephantiasis
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lymphaticfilariasis/
http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/689/viewAbstract
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/elephantiasis
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