hi can filariasisn be caught from an infected person
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 68
Filiarisis cannot be transmitted directly by, say, touching an infected person or breathing the same air, or them coughing on you, etc. However, theoretically, it could be transmitted if a black fly or mosquito that just bit the infected person then went and bit you. Hence, it would have to come from an infected fly. I hope this answers your question.
I am a certified HIV Specialist/Physician as well as board-certified Internist. I have a large HIV practice.