Interesting facts about the Loa Loa

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Interesting facts about the Loa Loa. By: Hannah Pinchefsky & Kendall Bowman. Where does the young larva of the Loa Loa develop in?. They develop in horseflies. . Where can the loa loa go inside your body?. Your eyes, back , chest, groin, and scalp. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Interesting facts about the Loa LoaBy: Hannah Pinchefsky & Kendall Bowman

Where does the young larva of the Loa Loa develop in?They develop in horseflies.

Where can the loa loa go inside your body?Your eyes, back, chest, groin, and scalp.

What are the symptoms of having a loa loa in your body?Itching Joint painFatigueDeath

What are the diagnosis and treatments?Diethylcarbamazine or Ivermectin

What is the life cycle?A vector fly bites an infected human host and ingests microfilariaseMicrofilariae move to the thoracic muscles of the insect host Microfilariae develops into first stage larva, then third stage larvaAn infected vector fly bites an uninfected human host and the third stage larva penetrates the skin and enters subcutaneous tissueLarva matures into adults who produce microfilariae