TWiP 25: Wuchereria bancrofti

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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TWiP 24: Onchocerca volvulus, a vector-borne, filarial nematode

onchocerca microfilariaHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode #24 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson discuss the life cycle and pathogenesis of Onchocerca volvulus, the vector-borne filarial nematode parasite that causes onchocerciasis, or river blindness.

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TWiP 23: Strongyloides stercoralis, a most unusual parasite

strongyloides stercoralis freelivingHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 23 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson review the life cycle and pathogenesis of the world’s most unusual parasite, Strongyloides stercoralis.

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