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Onchocerca Volvulus via female blackfly. Black flies, black skin nodules, "black sight" (aka Blindness). Question stem here describes the black nodules seen in Onchocerca.

linwanrun1357  There is no black in the stem~~!! +  

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submitted by drmomo(2),

why can't it be culex mosquito? maybe wuchereria bancrofti filariasis?

sunshinesweetheart  diff presentation - that's elephentiasis +  
sunshinesweetheart  plus filariasis isn't the same as microfilariae +  

NOTE: Microfilaria:

Microfilariais an early stage in the life cycle of certain parasitic nematodes in the family Onchocercidae.--wiki

linwanrun1357  Only the the black fly is associated with nematodes +