Imported Lymphatic Filariasis in an Indian Immigrant to Iran


Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a nematode disease transmitted by arthropod vectors, is repeatedly reported in immigrant population. This disease is not endemic in Iran; however, different species of mosquitoes, capable of transmission of parasite mi-crofilaria, are distributed in the country. Hereby, incidental detection of an im-ported case of LF due to Wuchereria bancrofti in an Indian worker in Iran is reported. Identification of the case was performed based on morphological and morphomet-rical characteristics of microfilaria and PCR sequencing.

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Kia EB, Sharifdini M, Hajjaran H, Shahbazi AE, Sayyad Talaie Z. Imported Lymphatic Filariasis in an Indian Immigrant to Iran. Iran J Parasitol. 9(1):145-148.