Brugia malayi

 

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Classification:

Chromadorea
Chromadoria
           
Rhabditida 
                   Spirurina
                      Filarioidea
           Filariidae
 
  •             Brugia malayi
  • The causal agent of brugian filariasis, elephantiasis, lymphatic filariasis

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    Morphology and Anatomy:

       
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    Distribution:

    Many aspects of the biology of Brugia malayi are similar toWuchereria bancrofti .  It is vectored by mosquitoes and can cause elephantiasis.  The primary difference between the two species is that brugian filariasis is not as widely distributed as is bancroftian filariasis, although the distributions of the two diseases overlap in many areas of the world.

     
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    Feeding:

     

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    Life Cycle:

        

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    Revised: June 02, 2022.