A report on Mosquito, Malaria and Sterile insect technique
The released insects are preferably male, as this is more cost-effective and the females may in some situations cause damage by laying eggs in the crop, or, in the case of mosquitoes, taking blood from humans.- Sterile insect technique
Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.- 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
Anopheles mosquito – malaria vector, example Anopheles arabiensis.- Sterile insect technique
Another approach is to introduce large numbers of sterile males.- Mosquito
Sterile insect technique is a genetic control method whereby large numbers of sterile male mosquitoes are reared and released.- Malaria
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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.
This research suggests using the sterile insect technique, in which sexually sterile male insects are released to wipe out a pest population, could be a solution to the problem of malaria in Africa.