During his time, he noticed that the Indians legs were the size of elephants, where the name Elephantiasis came from. Even though the death rate is not high, but this disease is quite deadly. this paper will be discussing the causes of Elephantiasis, symptoms, and treatments.
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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pain, anemia, and neurological disorders (disorientation). Without prompt treatment, sufferers may experience convulsions or coma which can very well lead to death. In order to seek treatment, you must visit a certified doctor. Once you’ve had the disease, it’s important to avoid contact with mosquitoes who might carry it in the future, to avoid getting it again.
Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis)
Two types of wired (thread-like worms) are involved in causing this disease; Wuchereria…