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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