Vector of Filaria is Culex mosquito. Culex mosquitoes breed in various types of stagnant water. Preferred oviposition habitats such as rainwater barrels, catch basins, storm drains, and septic tanks are rich in organic material. Eggs are laid in raft-shaped batches on the water surface.
What is Filariasis?
Filariasis a parasitic disease transmitted by black flies and mosquitoes. These parasites are thin, round, worm-like organisms. They appear white or translucent when observed under a microscope.
Symptoms of Filariasis
The general filariasis symptoms during its early stages are given below
- Skin lesions are observed in the beginning stage i.e., between three months to nine months after the insect bite