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THE ELEPHANT DECEASE ~ Man with massive scrotal elephantiasis, Tanzania, early 20th century. Elephantiasis occurs in the presence of microscopic, thread-like parasitic worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all of which are transmitted by mosquitoes. Lymphatic filariasis affects over 120 million people, primarily in Africa and South-East Asia, with about 40 million disfigured and incapacitated by the disease.


Fifty-five year old Moti has lymphatic filariasis (LF). He has been living with the swelling caused by damage to his lymphatic system for more than 20 years.


Not Taylor Swift…

Haha! When I first saw this picture I thought it was her too! ;) nice -s she was dressed up as taylor I screamed when I met her but then I realized it wasn't her


Elephantiasis, also known as Lymphatic filariasis is a tropical disease leading to an elephant-like skin swelling of the lower limb and genitals. Infection occurs when filarial parasites ( worms) are transmitted to humans though infected mosquito bites. Infection is usually acquired in childhood causing hidden damage to the lymphatic system. Photo by Tropenmuseum Amsterdam.