Another mosquito to manage
Different species found to carry malaria
The mosquito species Anopheles vaneedeni has been identified as a malaria-carrying vector in nature. It was already known to be able to carry malaria under laboratory conditions.
Studying the behaviour of Anopheles vaneedeni will help us find ways of eliminating the disease, which killed over 420 000 people in 2015, according to the World Health Organisation – 92% of them in Africa. That year, there were 212-million new cases of malaria worldwide.