Close-up of a malaria mosquito (Anopheles sp.)

Close-up of a malaria mosquito (Anopheles sp.)

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Caption: Mosquito. Close-up of a mosquito, probably of the genus Anopheles sp. , one of the mosquitoes respon- sible for transmitting malaria; the parasite that causes the disease is carried in the saliva of the female mosquito. Malaria is a major health problem in Africa, Asia, India & South America. Malaria causes a severe fever, & can lead to complications affecting the liver, brain & blood that can be fatal. Preventative measures against mosquitoes are increasingly important, as malaria parasites are developing resistance to anti-malarial drugs. These measures include using mosquito nets, wearing protective clothing, using insecticides & releasing of.

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Keywords: animal, anopheles malaria, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, malaria causing, malaria mosquito, mosquito, nature, wildlife, zoology

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