Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Wuchereria bancrofti

  • Filariasis and elephantiasis, plagues of the tropics

    Imagine being bitten by a mosquito, not in your hometown but in one of the countries you have always longed to visit. After a few days, you may not feel well. This is because you have been invaded by the tiny micro-larvae offspring of a worm that lives in another person. You may or may…