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Diseases, Disorders, and Other Health Problems

Which species of mosquito causes malaria and yellow fever in humans?

The bite of the female mosquito of the genus Anopheles can contain the parasite of the genus Plasmodium, which causes malaria, a serious tropical infectious disease affecting 200 to 300 million people worldwide. More than one million African babies and children die from the disease annually. The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits yellow fever, a serious infectious disease characterized by jaundice, giving the patient yellowish skin; ten percent of the patients die.


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