Brugia timori

Brugia timori

A filarial nematode that causes Timor filariasis, which has only been identified on the Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Up to 25% of populations in endemic regions are infected, half of whom have lymphoedema of the leg.

Vector
Anopheles barbirostris, which breeds in rice fields.
 
Management
Albendazole, diethylcarbamazine.
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The major offending organisms in lymphatic filariasis are Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi or Brugia timori.
The nematode Wuchereria bancrofti accounts for majority of cases worldover followed by Brugia malayi and Brugia timori.
It is a disease caused by a group of nematode worms belonging to the order "Filariidae" and transmitted to man by the infective bites of blood-sucking arthropods in man, and caused by three parasites namely: Wuchereria bancrofti (Wb), Brugia malayi (Bm) and Brugia timori (Bt).
One of the two types, known as filariasis, is caused by thread-like parasitic worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori, all of which parasites being transmitted by mosquitoes.
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a disabling, mosquito-borne disease of humans caused by the parasitic filarial nematodes Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori.
Table 6-9 Filarial Zoonotic Nematodes Predominant Signs Nematode Disease in People Brugia malayi, Brugia Often asymptomatic; Brugia timori filarias; clinical signs include lymphatic lymphangitis mainly in filariasis; the legs and groin area; Malayan fever, headache, and filariasis backache may also be seen Dirofilaria Dirofilariasis Typically asymptomatic; immitis occasionally localized vasculitis and pulmonary infarcts are found producing chest pain, cough, and hemoptysis.
About 120 million people live in 83 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific are infected with LF, primarily by Wuchereria bancrofii and to a lesser extent, by Brugia malayi and Brugia timori (3-5).
Lymphatic filariasis, a disease caused by filarial parasites, Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori, is a major health problem with nearly 1.