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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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).
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).
The causal agents of lymphatic filariasis are the filariae Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori.