Wuchereria bancrofti Lymphatic Filariasis, Barrancabermeja, Colombia, 2023

José A. Suárez, Jose A. Vargas-Soler, Laura Isabel Manosalva-Arciniegas, Stephanie Becerra-González, Angie L. Ramirez, Tatiana Cáceres, Nicolas Luna, Juan David Ramírez, Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi

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We describe a recent case of lymphatic filariasis in Colombia caused by Wuchereria bancrofti nematodes. Our study combines clinical-epidemiologic findings with phylogenetic data. Resurgence of lymphatic filariasis may be linked to increasing urbanization trends and migration from previously endemic regions. Fieldwork can be a beneficial tool for screening and containing transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1398-1401
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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