Sentence Examples with the word filariasis

There is reason to believe that malaria, yellow fever and filariasis are not the only diseases disseminated by mosquitoes.

In 1894, however, Sir Patrick Manson, arguing with greater precision by analogy from his own discovery of the cause of filariasis and the part played by mosquitoes, suggested that the malarial parasite had a similar intermediate host outside the human body, and that a suctorial insect, which would probably be found to be a particular mosquito, was required for its development.