Lymphatic filariasis also known Elephantiasis is a parasitic infection caused by filarial roundworm, Wuchereria bancrofti. The infection is usually acquired in childhood, its indication of the existence occur later in life, causing temporary or permanent disability of an infected organ, causes severe damage and painful swelling, disfiguring swelling of the legs and genital organs is a classic symptom of late disease stage. In many tropical countries, lymphatic filariasis has a major social and economic impact, though World Health Organization is trying to eliminate it completely by the year 2020 yet there is no effective drug or vaccine has been invented to treat/prevent Elephantiasis (WHO, lymphatic Filariasis).
Prediction of Wuchereria Bancrofti Troponin Antigenic Peptides: Application in Synthetic Vaccine Design to Counter Lymphatic Filariasis: Gomase VS, Chitlange NR, Sherkhane AS, Changbhale SS and Kale KV
Last date updated on July, 2014