Some types of worm infections can be spread
by biting flies and mosquitoes. The example above is a larval
form of B. malay. Adult worms live in a patient's body
and produce microfilaria, which are larval forms that circulate
in the blood or are present in the skin. the presence of adult
worms can be detected by looking for microfilaria in blood or
skin samples. Microfilaria are typically about 200 um long.