Name the parasite that causes filariasis in humans.Mention its two diagnostic symptoms.How is this disease transmitted to others?



Filariasis is caused by two types of parasitic worms :
Wuchereria bancrofti and Wuchereria malayi.
Symptoms : Chronic inflation of the lymphatic vessels of the lower limbs and gross deformities of genital organs.
This disease is transmitted through the bite of female mosquito vectors, Culex mosquito.