species is a known vector of malaria parasites in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
To date, 44 species and subspecies of anopheline
mosquitoes have been documented in Ethiopia, with the predominant malaria type being Anopheles arabiensis.
The anthropophilic, haemophagic and nocturnal female anopheline
mosquitoes transmit the blood-dwelling malaria parasite by inoculation into peripheral blood of human host during a blood meal.
Madam, the debilitating impact of malaria on public health cannot be overstated,1 hence we commend the stupendous efforts of Khan SU and Khan RA in determining possible factors affecting Anopheline
mosquito breeding sites.2 However, we believe that some crucial analysis has been omitted.
The parties will build on Oxitec's deployment of Friendly Aedes mosquitoes to reduce the vector that spreads dengue, Zika and other diseases and apply the self-limiting and male-selecting technology to anopheline
vectors that can spread malaria in endemic regions in the Americas, eastern Africa and South Asia.
He noted that the disease is transmitted by a female anopheline
mosquito that commonly affects children under five years of age, pregnant mothers, Sicklers and people coming from non-endemic countries.
Moreover, prior to 2014 no Wolbachia infection has been documented in 38 anopheline
species, including several important malarial vector species (An.
Khan et al., "Diversity of anopheline
species and their Plasmodium infection status in rural Bandarban, Bangladesh," Parasites & Vectors, vol.
It is primarily transmitted by anopheline
Human infection begins when a female anopheline
mosquito inoculates plasmodium sporozoites from its salivary gland during a blood meal.
This usually ranges from seven to 30 days but may be up to months or even longer after the bite of an infected Anopheline
Corbel, "Pyrethroid resistance in African anopheline
mosquitoes: what are the implications for malaria control?" Trends in Parasitology, vol.