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Parasite Causes Elephantiasis
The filariasis parasite is a roundworm called W. bancrofti. It's commonly carried by mosquitoes in the tropics. If kept in your system untreated it can cause massive swelling of the legs and feet, even elephantiasis.
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Monsters Inside Me:   Parasite Causes Elephantiasis
The filariasis parasite is a roundworm called W. bancrofti. It's commonly carried by mosquitoes in the tropics. If kept in your system untreated it can cause massive swelling of the legs and feet, even elephantiasis.
Aired: 7/30/10
Views: 27226
Network:  Animal Planet
 
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