Brugia

Brugia

 [broo´je-ah]
a genus of filarial worms. B. mala′yi is a species similar to, and often found in association with, Wuchereria bancrofti, causing human filariasis and elephantiasis throughout Southeast Asia, the China Sea, and eastern India.

Brugia

(brū'jē-ă),
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.

Brugia

[bruj′ə]
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.

Brugia

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.
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To the Editor: Zoonotic brugian filariasis is an incidental infection of humans with Brugia spp.
San Francisco will develop 3-Dimensional in vitro culturing systems to support the development of Onchocerca volvulus and Brugia malayi infective larvae to the adult stages.
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