ID#: 373
This photograph depicts a seated Philippine man, who was suffering with lymphatic filariasis, which had manifested as severe edema of his lower legs. Also known as elephantiasis, this disease is caused by microscopic, thread-like worms, which live in the human lymphatic system, and are transmitted to humans through the bite of mosquitoes carrying the larval worms, as they obtain their blood meal. The image was captured in Luzon, Philippines.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Henry D. Pratt
Creation Date: 1962
Photo Credit: J. McDowell
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.