- It is travels through an infected fly that carries the larvae. It lands on human skin which then the fly bites the human and inserts the worm into the bite wound.
- The fly ingests microfilariae (baby larvae) during a blood meal. After ingestion, the microfilariae migrate to the thoracic muscles of the arthropod, where they develop into third-stage infective larvae.
- At first it gets into the blood then it works its way to the lungs.
- Repellent sprays and other applications may be effective but it's important to use the right type against these insects that carry the infection.
- Nets over the bed and insect screens on the doors and windows may also help.
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