But filariasis is terribly common, and so is Culex fatigans.
It is fairly constant in trichinosis, uncinariasis, filariasis, and echinococcus disease.
filariasis: a disease caused by the presence of minute worms or Filaria, transmitted by mosquitoes.
It is not necessary here to describe the loathsome deformities which occur in the later stages of filariasis.
It was he who discovered that filariasis is transmissible by this method alone.
filariasis fil·a·ri·a·sis (fĭl'ə-rī'ə-sĭs)
Disease caused by the presence of filariae in the tissues of the body, often resulting in occlusion of the lymphatic channels that can lead to elephantiasis.