Education and careerHealth

FILARIASIS ENDEMICS IN INDIA

Filariasis is an infectious tropical disease caused by any one of several thread-like parasitic round worms. The two species of worms most often associated with this disease are Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi.

  • One one of the most derogatory disease in the world.
  • According to WHO India has 40% of global LF burden due to poor environmental condition in selective pockets.
  • Highest prevalence was noted in Maharashtra.
  • The national filaria control programme was introduced in India in 1955.

SYNONYMS OF FILARIASIS

Advertisement

1 Bancroftian filariasis

2 Filarial Elephantiasis

3 Filariasis Malayi

4 Wuchereriasis

5 Malayi tropical eosinphilia

LIFE CYCLE

MAJOR SIGN AND SYMPTOMS

  • Blocked lymph duct
  • Pain in testicles
  • Enlarged groin lymph nodes
  • Pain above testicles
  • Massive leg swelling
  • Severe swelling
  • Skin ulceration
  • Episodic fever
Filarial worms

DISTRICT LEVEL mF PREVELANCE IN INDIA (2006)

FILARIASIS PREVALENT IN INDIA (2018)

1 2Next page

Minhajul Haque

Cabinet Member at RKDF University Camp Leader NSS Bhopal Unit #Junior Researcher

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close