Wuchereria bancrofti

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    Taxonomy: Domain- Eukaryota , Kingdom- metazoa, Phylum- nematoda, Class-Secernentea, order-spirurida, family- filliradia, genus- Wuchereria, species- Wuchereria bancrofti The common name of Wuchereria bancrofti is filariasis worm, What does your worm look like? The Wuchereria bancrofti curls like an s at both ends . The female is longer and curls up at the end while male is shorter and also curls. What is the worms life cycle? A mosquito transfer larvae of the worm into blood stream of human while inside the human the worm grows into adulthood and then the worm lays eggs for the mosquito to pick the eggs up were the eggs turn into larvae and the cycle continues. What type of climate does the worm live in? The Wuchereria bancrofti commonly…

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    the Western India region. During his time, he noticed that the Indians legs were the size of elephants, where the name Elephantiasis came from. Even though the death rate is not high, but this disease is quite deadly. this paper will be discussing the causes of Elephantiasis, symptoms, and treatments. Causes The causes of this disease are from an infection of a nematode parasite called the Filarial worm. The disease from the worm is transmitted from human to human by the sting of a female…

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    or other abnormalities. Two main methods exist for the detection of S. haematobium eggs: Sedimentation - The urine sample is allowed to sediment for one hour in a conical urine flask after collection. The sediment is then put into a centrifuge tube and spun for two minutes at 2000 g. The sediment is then observed under low magnification for the presence of ova. Filtration - A polycarbonate or nylon fibre filter (12-20 μm pore size) is placed in a filter holder. The urine sample is filled…

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    mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is found throughout the year, but mainly during the rainy season. Signs and symptoms of this disease appear within 8 days to several months. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, chills, sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, malaise, muscle pain, anemia, and neurological disorders (disorientation). Without prompt treatment, sufferers may experience convulsions or coma which can very well lead to death. In order to seek treatment, you must visit a certified doctor. Once…

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