filariasis

noun
fil·​a·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌfi-lə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce filariasis (audio) \
plural filariases\ ˌfi-​lə-​ˈrī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce filariasis (audio) \

Definition of filariasis

: infestation with or disease caused by filariae

Examples of filariasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The experiment involved testing a vaccine for lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes that affects tens of millions of people and can cause severe disability. Yasmeen Abutaleb And Beth Reinhard, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Nov. 2021 The experiment involved testing a vaccine for lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes that affects tens of millions of people and can cause severe disability. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 In 1998, Merck expanded the program to include lymphatic filariasis. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 Skeeters are vectors for a host of nasty diseases, including malaria, dengue, West Nile, yellow fever, Zika, chikungunya, and lymphatic filariasis. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 19 Oct. 2020 He was recognized by the World Health Organization for his work in the Cook Islands helping stamp out the tropical disease lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis. Nick Perry, Star Tribune, 5 Sep. 2020 Mosquitoes can spread diseases such as malaria, dengue, West Nile, yellow fever, Zika, chikungunya, and lymphatic filariasis and kills more people than any other creature in the world, according to the CDC. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 4 May 2020 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lymphatic filariasis affects more than 120 million people in 72 countries in the tropics and subtropics of Asia, Africa, the Western Pacific, and parts of the Caribbean and South America. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 18 Oct. 2019 In 2000, the WHO started a global campaign to eliminate the condition; since then, numerous countries, including Tonga, China, Cambodia, South Korea and Vanuatu, have eradicated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. Author: Amy B Wang, Alaska Dispatch News, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of filariasis

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filariasis

New Latin

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30 Nov 2021

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“Filariasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filariasis. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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filariasis

noun
fil·​a·​ri·​a·​sis
variants: also filariosis \ ˌfil-​ə-​ˈrī-​ə-​səs How to pronounce filariasis (audio) \
plural filariases also filarioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce filariasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of filariasis

: infestation with or disease caused by filariae

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