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.