Loa loa infection

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Loiasis is caused by the nematode Loa loa which belongs to the family Filarioidea.

The disease is transmitted by deerfly; Chrysops silacea and Chrysops dimidiata, and is thus confined to the hot, humid swamp areas of West and Central Africa.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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