Which of the following is not a cause of lymphatic filariasis
It causes pulmonary dirofilariasis.
a. Dirofilaria is also called heartworm.The heartworm is a type of filaria, a small thread-like worm, that causes filariasis.
b. However, that is a misnomer because the adults actually reside in the pulmonary arterial system (lung arteries) for the most part, and the primary effect on the health of the animal is a manifestation of damage to the lung vessels and tissues.
c. They are primarily parasites of non-human mammals like dogs.Foxes, cats, wolves may also be infected.
d. The intermediate host is mosquito.Humans are accidental hosts who probably become infected via contaminated mosquitos. The parasites locate in the right ventricle but fail to mature into adults and die. They are then swept into the pulmonary arteries where they impact and form the nidus of a thrombus. Most human cases are reported from the USA, Japan, and Australia.