Endosymbiotic Wolbachia of parasitic filarial nematodes as drug targets.

  title={Endosymbiotic Wolbachia of parasitic filarial nematodes as drug targets.},
  author={Ramakrishna U Rao},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  volume={122 3},
The parasitic nematodes Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and B. timori cause a dreadful disease in humans known as lymphatic filariasis, which afflicts more than 120 million people worldwide. As per recent epidemiologic estimates on prevalence of W. bancrofti and B. malayi, about 428 million people are at risk, with 28 million microfilaria carriers and 21 million clinical cases spread out in 13 States and 5 Union Territories of India. The Indian subcontinent that comprises Bangladesh, India… CONTINUE READING


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