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What is the named pathogen that causes Diseases like elephantiasis caused by these worm-like animals?
The three main causes of elephantiasis are Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori. With Wuchereria being the most common. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
What is the type of pathogen that causes the disease elephantiasis?
Elephantiasis is caused by infestation with parasitic worms.
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Mosquitoes, Worms
The sydrome called 'elephantiasis' in which the arms and legs can grow to elephontoid size is caused by a roundworm true or false?
On September 20, 2007, scientists mapped the genome or genetic content of Brugia malayi, worm which cause elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis). Elephantiasis generally results from obstructions of the lymphatic vessels. It is most commonly caused by a parasitic disease known as lymphatic filariasis. Alternatively, elephantiasis may occur in the absence of parasitic infection. This nonparasitic form of elephantiasis, known as nonfilarial elephantiasis or podoconiosis, generally occurs in the mountains of central Africa. Nonfilarial elephantiasis is thought to be caused by persistent contact with volcanic ash ...
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What kind of worm is responsible for elephantiasis?
There are several Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori all of these are transited by mosquito ...
What is the name of the pathogen that causes for elephantiasis?
Elephantiasis, also called filariasis, is due to infection by a couple different types of parasitic worms. The three most common types of worms are; Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori. ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases
Is elephantiasis communicable or noncommunicable?
no its a noninfectious Yes, it can. There are two types of elephantiasis. The first being the more common, lymphatic filariasis, is transmitted through female mosquitos. Also, infections caused by elephantiasis can spread throught contact. The second type of elephantiasis is non-filarial elephantiasis. This is obtained through too much contact with volcanic ash. ...
How do you get elephantiasis?
You catch elephantiasis from a worm infestation The adult worms that produce microfilariae(Larvae without ova stage).the females give birth to living embryos- the sheathed microfilariae.A blood sucking insect(mosquito) takes the blood meal from an infected human along with the microfilariae. the infective stage develops in the mosquito and returns to a healthy human through the bite of the mosquito. The worm then mature in the circulatory system of the human body. The adult worms live in the lymph node. ...