The causes of this disease are from an infection of a nematode parasite called the Filarial worm. The disease from the worm is transmitted from human to human by the sting of a female mosquito when the mosquito decides to take blood. Once inside the bloodstream, the parasite grows into a full adult worm in your Lymphatic system. Once the parasite introduced to the host the infection begins. Mosquitos carry other worms such as Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and Brugia timori. Where the reside in the Lymphatic System and invade your bloodstream and slows down the circulation and causes the swelling.
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With the parasite in your body as it accumulates with your blood vessels that it can stop circulation once the circulations have been cut off there will be a buildup of fluid. That can cause long term damage to your Lymphatic system. With the fluid slowly backing up over time. The most common symptoms of Elephantiasis are a fever, with a fever the person infected will suffer from exhausted and will become lethargic with fever will also have headaches and will also have nausea and vomiting. With the Elephantiasis disease, people can suffer from hyperpigmentation. What this means is that whoever is infected will suffer from wrinkles and ashes, with red steaks over face and