City-Loving Malaria Mosquitoes

African city officials and business owners should know malaria is not just a rural problem. This scourge that has plagued Africa for millennia has moved into African cities. This Asian mosquito indigenous to South-East Asia has migrated to cities in Eastern Africa. Anopheles Stephens is an urban vector that thrives in man-made habitats. This city-loving loving mosquito, if not checked, will infect millions in Africa. This specific mosquito can feed in the evening when it is warmer, making mosquito netting less effective. (1)

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