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Is Filariasis a contagious disease ?

where in India Elisa test and antigen tests done for Filariasis? Thus these tests reveal the disease corectly? because 10 months back my son got a blister on his feet which left the scar and also had a week fever . I am very much worried weather he has contacted with filariasis as my father is having filariasis. Can any one please help me and advice me. I read the symptoms of this disease and not able to live normally.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Jun 2011
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Nothing to worry. Filariasis is usually spread by Mosquito bite and Fly bite and not through entry in the feet. He may be having a skin infection due to trauma. Nothing to worry. The reason for the fever would be the skin infection. Entry of parasites never cause scar. It is due to trauma and infection. Your son will be fine.
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