TWiP 25: Wuchereria bancrofti

27 April 2011

wuchereria microfilariaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode #25 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson review Wuchereria bancrofti, the nematode that causes lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis.

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  • http://twitter.com/zeephyyr Zephyr LópezCervilla

    I couldn’t download the full episode No. 25 (only a broken file of 12 MB 26 minutes long). Did anyone else find the same problem?

  • Emeka vincent okeke

    Hello Vincent and Dickson.My name is Vincent.I am so very glad to come across TWiP. Its an interesting broad cast  you have there on W.bancrofti.I have a BSc in Medical Parasitology and Entomology from one of the Universities in Nigeria. presently, I am running my masters degree in Medical parasitology.
    Parasitology as a course is most times marginalized here in Nigeria by most Microbiologist,who believed it shouldnt be separated from microbilogy as an entity.I think they lost it.I am glad to hear new things about some of Wuchereria from u guys as I am writing a term paper on the adaptation to parasitism in W.bancrofti.
    Please try and talk more on tropical parasites and encourage American Physicians to learn more about tropical parasites as we take time over here to study theirs.My colleagues most definitely will hear about this site.Keep up the good work