Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Filaria, a minute nematoid worm belonging to the genus Filaria, has been found in the blood of human beings affected with the disease called chyluria. It has been named by its discoverer, Dr. Lewis, of Calcutta, the Filaria sanguinis hominis. The parasite appears to affect only the inhabitants of tropical and subtropical countries. Many of the lower animals harbour parasites belonging to the genus Filaria. [Guinea-worm.]