Check out the “Filariasis months” (March-April 2024) by Idzi Potters!

March 12, 2024



March and April 2024 are Filariasis Months courtesy of Idzi Potters on

Once a week, a new case is posted online. Share your thoughts in the comments and try to come up with the right identification.

You may want to brush up on your filariae/microfilariae diagnostic skills in preparation. Here are a few resources to help you:

  1.  World Health Organization Bench Aids for the Diagnosis of Filarial Infections. Available here: (see the section on filariasis near the bottom right of the page)
  2. CDC DPDx – Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern:
  3. Mathison, Couturier, and Pritt Diagnostic Identification and Differentiation of Microfilariae. J Clin Microbiol 2019.

Good luck and have fun!