Definition of filariasis in English:


Line breaks: fil¦ar|ia¦sis
Pronunciation: /fɪˌlɛːrɪˈeɪsɪs
, ˌfɪləˈrʌɪəsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A tropical disease caused by the presence of filarial worms, especially in the lymph vessels where heavy infestation can result in elephantiasis.
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    • Malaria, filariasis, and dengue fever are the three major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries.
    • At a time when diseases spread by mosquitoes such as dengue fever and filariasis are on the increase, the experts' warning is alarming.
    • Lack of awareness regarding all vector-borne diseases like filariasis is the major bottleneck in the promotion of such schemes.

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