Figure 1: Schematic diagram of the immunization and challenge with third-stage larvae of filarial parasite Brugia malayi (L3) infection. Mastomys coucha were immunized with rDIM-1bm for short term (3-dose schedule) and long term (3-and 6-week schedule) and subsequently challenged with L3. Non-Im: Non-immunized; rDIM-1bm-Im: rDIM-1bm immunized; Non-Im+L3: Non-immunized+L3 infected; rDIM-1bm-Im+L3: rDIM-1bm-immunized+L3 infected. PBS: Phosphate bufferred saline, FCA: Freund’s complete adjuvant, FIA: Freund’s incomplete adjuvant. p.l.a.: post last administration of antigen; p.l.i.: post L3 inoculation.