Answer :

Wuchereria (W. bancrofti and W. malayi), the filarial worms, cause filariasis in human. Filariasis or elephantiasis is a slowly developing chronic inflammation of the organs including limbs and genitals.

Mode of transmission:

The pathogens are transmitted to a healthy person through the bite by the female mosquito vectors.

Symptoms of the disease:

a. Fever with chills

b. Skin exfoliation

c. Limb or genital swelling

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