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Infectious Diseases >> Filaria

Causes

  1. Repeated mosquito bites over several months to years are needed to get lymphatic filariasis.
  2.  People living for a long time in tropical or sub-tropical areas where the disease is common are at the greatest risk for infection.
  3. Transmission of the disease can occur via the bite of blood-feeding female mosquitoes (Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes and some species of Anopheles) which transmit immature larval forms of the parasitic worms from human to human.

 
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