Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis
Asia, Africa, the Western Pacific, parts of South America, and parts of the Caribbean
The incubation period varies as the worms can live in the body for years
Signs and Symptoms
Most infected people show no external signs or symptoms. After a few years, the chronic symptoms that can appear involve an altered lymphatic system and the abnormal enlargement of body parts:
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