What is another word for filariidae?

3 synonyms found


[ fˈɪlɑːɹˌɪɪdˌiː], [ fˈɪlɑːɹˌɪɪdˌiː], [ f_ˈɪ_l_ɑː_ɹ_ˌɪ__ɪ_d_ˌiː]

Filariidae is a family of parasitic nematodes known for causing filariasis in humans and other animals. While the term "Filariidae" is the scientific name for this group of parasites, there are several other synonyms and alternative names used to refer to the same family. For instance, Filarioidea, Filariinae, and Onchocercidae are some of the alternative names for this family. Other synonyms for filariidae include Brugia malayi, Brugia pahangi, Loa loa, and Dirofilaria immitis. These synonyms may be used in different contexts or for specific species within the Filariidae family.

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How to use "Filariidae" in context?

The filarial parasite genus Filaria includes over 1,000 known species of parasitic nematodes, many of which are prevalent human pathogens. The majority of filarial worm infections are asymptomatic, but they can cause serious diseases in susceptible individuals, such as threadworm, Trichuriasis and Onchocerciasis. The parasites spread through skin-to-skin contact, so filariasis is a major public health concern in areas where socio-economic conditions leave populations vulnerable to infection. Filariasis is often fatal if not treated early, though there are currently no reliable drugs or vaccines that can prevent the disease in entirety.

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