A report on Malaria, Mosquito and Parasitism
Parasites include single-celled protozoans such as the agents of malaria, sleeping sickness, and amoebic dysentery; animals such as hookworms, lice, mosquitoes, and vampire bats; fungi such as honey fungus and the agents of ringworm; and plants such as mistletoe, dodder, and the broomrapes.- Parasitism
Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.- Malaria
The mosquito bite introduces the parasites from the mosquito's saliva into a person's blood.- Malaria
In this way, mosquitoes are important vectors of parasitic diseases such as malaria and filariasis, and arboviral diseases such as yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile, dengue fever, and Zika.- Mosquito
Typically, both male and female mosquitoes feed on nectar, aphid honeydew, and plant juices, but in many species the mouthparts of the females are adapted for piercing the skin of animal hosts and sucking their blood as ectoparasites.- Mosquito
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Anopheles is a genus of mosquito first described and named by J. W. Meigen in 1818.
About 460 species are recognised; while over 100 can transmit human malaria, only 30–40 commonly transmit parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria in humans in endemic areas.
Some species are poor vectors of malaria, as the parasites do not develop well (or at all) within them.