Presentation on theme: "Interesting facts about the Loa Loa By: Hannah Pinchefsky & Kendall Bowman."— Presentation transcript:
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.
What are the symptoms of having a loa loa in your body? Itching Joint pain Fatigue Death
What are the diagnosis and treatments? Diethylcarbamazine or Ivermectin
What is the life cycle? A vector fly bites an infected human host and ingests microfilariase Microfilariae move to the thoracic muscles of the insect host Microfilariae develops into first stage larva, then third stage larva An infected vector fly bites an uninfected human host and the third stage larva penetrates the skin and enters subcutaneous tissue Larva matures into adults who produce microfilariae