Mansonella perstans

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Mansonella perstans Mansonella per·stans (pûr'stānz')
A species of Mansonella found in tropical Africa and in northern South America that infests human peritoneal and other body cavities but is only mildly pathogenic; it is transmitted by a biting midge.

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