Filariasis in Southeast Asia.

  title={Filariasis in Southeast Asia.},
  author={Joon Wah Mak},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  volume={10 1},
  • Joon Wah Mak
  • Published 1981 in Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and B timori is unevenly distributed in Southeast Asia. While B malayi and B timori infections are seen in the rural areas, W bancrofti is both an urban and rural problem. Control programmes in areas of subperiodic B malayi are complicated by zoonotic transmission mainly from reservoir hosts in some countries. The clinical features and laboratory diagnosis of brugian and bancroftian filariasis are discussed. 

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