Filariasis is a parasitic disease which is transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods mainly black flies and mosquitoes. The symptoms of fibrosis include thickening of skin and underlying tissues. When an infected mosquito bites a healthy person, the larvae moves into lymph nodes, developing into adult worms and persisting for years. Skin rashes, abdominal pain and arthritis may develop due to filariasis.
HOW IS FILARIASIS DIAGNOSED?
Immunodiagnostic test is a method used to diagnose filariasis.