epidemiology

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Wuchereria bancrofti:

  • tropical Africa
  • Central Africa
  • east coast of South America
  • India

Brugia malayi and timori:

  • India
  • south China
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Borneo

One billion people live in countries where filariasis is endemic and approximately 10% of these are infected. 90% of infections are with W. bancrofti.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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