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*Be weary of mosquitoes—those little bites can do more damage than you might realize!
• The Anopheles mosquitoes are famous for being carriers of malaria (you can recognize them by their tilted resting position which makes them look like they are sort of doing a partial handstand)
• Mosquitoes of the genus Aedes transmit the viruses responsible for yellow fever, jungle yellow fever, and dengue fever
• In the United States and in the tropics, members of the genus Culex (to which the common house mosquito belongs) are vectors of filariasis (the infection by a filarial worm that causes elephantiasis, and human encephalitis)
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|