A genus of filarial worms transmitted by mosquitoes to humans, primates, felid carnivores, and a number of other mammals.
Brugia/Brug·ia/ (broo´jah) a genus of filarial worms, including B. mala´yi, a species similar to, and often found in association with, Wuchereria bancrofti, which causes human filariasis and elephantiasis throughout Southeast Asia, the China Sea, and eastern India.
Etymology: S.L. Brug, Dutch parasitologist in Indonesia, 1879-1946
a genus of nematodes of the superfamily Filarioidea that parasitize humans and other mammals. See also filariasis.
a genus of the family Onchocercidae of worms. Includes B. celonensis, B. malayi, B. pahangi, B. patei, B. timori and others.
In tropical countries Brugia spp. are parasitic in the lymphatics of primates, carnivores and insectivores; parasitized animals may act as reservoirs for human infection. Transmission is via mosquitoes.