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Name the parasite that cause Filariasis in humans. Mention its two diagnostic symptoms. How is this disease transmitted to others.

C.B.S.E 2012

Answer

Causative Agent

Wuchereria bancrofti and Wuchereria malayi

Symptoms

1.    Swelling of the legs and scrotum occurs.

2.    The inflammation is so severe that the legs resemble the legs of the elephant.

Transmission

It is transmitted by female Culex mosquito.

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