Agent Name

Wucheria bancrofti

Synonyms

Also Brugia malayi and B. timori;

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

Filariasis is transmitted by mosquitoes in many areas of the world, but not in North America or Europe. Reservoirs include cats, humans, monkeys, and wild animals.

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Diseases

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