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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 through infected mosquito bites. Infection is usually acquired in childhood causing hidden damage to the lymphatic system. The changes to the body can result in social and economic problems for the affected person (often these people are named “elephant men”). The adult worms only live in the human lymphatic system. The parasite infects the lymph nodes and blocks the flow of lymph throughout the body; this results in chronic edema, most often noted in the lower torso. If untreated, the edema can grow even bigger than in the photo.More than 120 million people are infected with lymphatic filariasis. About 1.4 billion people are at risk of the disease in 73 countries. The areas where it is most common are Africa and Asia and the disease results in economic losses of many billions of dollars a year.There are some medications that do not kill the adult worms, but prevent the further spread of the disease until the worms die on their own. When you are in tropical countries, make sure to use bed nets to prevent mosquito bites as good as possible.Photo by Tropenmuseum Amsterdam
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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 through infected mosquito bites. Infection is usually acquired in childhood causing hidden damage to the lymphatic system. 

The changes to the body can result in social and economic problems for the affected person (often these people are named “elephant men”). 

The adult worms only live in the human lymphatic system. The parasite infects the lymph nodes and blocks the flow of lymph throughout the body; this results in chronic edema, most often noted in the lower torso. If untreated, the edema can grow even bigger than in the photo.

More than 120 million people are infected with lymphatic filariasis. About 1.4 billion people are at risk of the disease in 73 countries. The areas where it is most common are Africa and Asia and the disease results in economic losses of many billions of dollars a year.

There are some medications that do not kill the adult worms, but prevent the further spread of the disease until the worms die on their own. When you are in tropical countries, make sure to use bed nets to prevent mosquito bites as good as possible.

Photo by Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

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Saturday morning classic cartoons on the auction block

Now, 40 and 50 years after they aired, vintage animation cells from the Saturday Morning cartoons of the late-1960s and 1970s provide Gen-X, now with the funds and the nostalgia to back it up, a chance to preserve those Saturday mornings in front of the TV, July 1, 2014, at Heritage Auctions in New York City.

Examples of production and presentation animation cells from some of the biggest cartoons of the era - Superfriends, Star Trek, the Laff-A-Lympics, Scooby Doo, Josie and The Pussycats and more - are estimated to bring a range of prices, ranging from several hundred up to as much as a few thousand, by conservative estimates.

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