Wuchereria bancrofti (Lymphatic filariasis)
Wuchereria bancrofti is a parasitic roundworm that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis. It is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Symptoms of lymphatic filariasis can take years to develop and include swelling of the limbs, genitals, and breasts, as well as fever, chills, and pain. Chronic swelling and inflammation can lead to a disfiguring condition called elephantiasis, which can cause severe disability and social stigma. Treatment typically involves medications such as albendazole, ivermectin, and diethylcarbamazine, along with elevation of the affected limb.