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Description:This photomicrograph shows the inner body and cephalic space of a Brugia malayi microfilaria in a thick blood smear.
B. malayi, a nematode that can inhabit the lymphatics and subcutaneous tissues in humans, is one of the causative agents for lymphatic filariasis. The vectors for this parasite are mosquito species from the genera Mansonia and Aedes.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC - Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria; Parasites: Lymphatic Filariasis
CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx); Filariasis
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