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African most incredible diseases other than malaria; filariasis.
How does this come to existence?.
I can say filariasis is a disease caused by worm which simply affect man, and which is transmitted by a mosquito.In a few Of the various cases that contracted filariasis,there is a condition that later developed which is so called elephantiasis. I know a few people would have hear about this ,maybe one way or the other and don’t seems to know the danger this might caused. In a few Of the various cases that contracted filariasis, left it untreated. This may be a life threatening as this could caused so much disaster to the person having this disease,this include ; psychological,socially e.t.c.
How does mosquito transmit this disease from man to man?
The mosquito becomes imfected by biting a man who is suffering from the disease and has the microfilaria present in the blood. In the mosquito the worm develops and grow to is full length. So when the mosquito bites an individual it deposits the worms( usually a pair at a time) on the surface of the skin an enters into the blood stream.
Having entered the blood stream the pair of filariae makes is way and go straight to a gland called lymph gland, usually in the area of the groin. In some months later up to five to eighteen months the worms mature and produce microfilaria disease.
These is a serious matter as this person that is infected can infect everyone in that area/ community, after this disease as been stuck in the body it can not be develops further until when it is carried again by the infected person by the mosquito. It develops in the mosquito again and transmit it to another person bitten by mosquito. In this way the vicious circle continues.
However, while in the blood stream the microfilaria are not able to undergo further development nor are they known to cause any trouble. In this case to destroy them immediately so that they may not be passed on to another person. A drug know as hetrazan is given for this purpose. According to research it is known that the adult worms that have given birth to the microfilaria live and continue to reproduce for a period of ten years. During this period of time and years they cause irritation in the lymph gland of the person caring the disease, and as a result the scar tissue is formed which later contract and block the flow of lymph through it. After the blocking of the lymph the leg becomes swollen and the characteristics enlarged limb forms, known as elephantiasis. Fortunately only few infected persons are afflicted with this complication.
What are the treatment?
Is elephantiasis heredity?
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