genus Simulium


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Synonyms for genus Simulium

type genus of the Simuliidae: blackflies

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Onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness, is a parasitic disease caused by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by black flies of the genus Simulium.
Onchocerciasis (river blindness) is caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus, transmitted to humans by the bite of infected black flies of the genus Simulium, and is characterized by chronic skin disease, severe itching, and eye lesions that can progress to complete blindness.
First, a female buffalo gnat of the genus Simulium bites you and in the process deposits her infective larvae.