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Mosquitoes Can Transmit More Than Malaria- Global Warming Expected to Cause A Shift

In Africa, mosquitoes are currently associated mainly with malaria. The fact is there are other diseases that mosquitoes can transmit. This is because there are different species of mosquitoes. The one that is notorious for transmitting malaria (Anopheles gambiae) likes to feed in the evening while Aedes aegypti likes to feed on people during the day. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit diseases like dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika. With global warming, some scientists are forecasting that breeding places for Aedes aegypti will increase in sub-Saharan Africa and we will start seeing more cases of infections from Aedes aegypti along with a decrease in malaria. Time will tell. 

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