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Risk Factors for Lymphatic Filariasis

List of Risk Factors for Lymphatic Filariasis

The list of risk factors mentioned for Lymphatic Filariasis in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

You need many mosquito bites over several months to years to get lymphatic filariasis. People living or staying for a long time in tropical or sub-tropical areas where the disease is common are at the greatest risk for infection. Short-term tourists have a very low risk. An infection will show up on a blood test. (Source: excerpt from Lymphatic Filariasis: DPD)

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Lymphatic Filariasis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Lymphatic Filariasis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Lymphatic Filariasis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Lymphatic Filariasis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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