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Description:Under a magnification of 1000X, this is a photomicrograph revealed morphologic details at the anterior end of a Wuchereria bancrofti microfilarial parasite in a blood smear using Giemsa stain.
W. bancrofti, the most common filarial parasite in humans, is one of the causative agents for lymphatic filariasis. Lymphatic filariasis affects an estimated 120 million people in tropical areas of the world.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1977
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Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx); Lymphatic Filariasis
CDC - Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria; Parasites: Lymphatic Filariasis
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