Lymphatic filariasis, considered globally as a neglected tropical disease (NTD), is a parasitic disease caused by microscopic, thread-like worms. The adult worms only live in the human lymph system. Lymphatic filariasis is spread from person to person by mosquitoes. Lymphatic filariasis is a leading cause of permanent disability worldwide. Affected people frequently are unable to work because of their disability.

    Source: Global Health Data Exchange