Apr 21 2009

Female Mosquitos

Female mosquitoes

Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post.

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  1. Apr 21, 2009
    at 2:50 am

    Web Team, it would be great if you could publish the answers as a seperate (but related) post.. so that readers who follow Compassion on Feeds can follow along easily… just a suggestion. =]

  2. Apr 21, 2009
    at 2:51 am

    I would guess male mosquitos are also carriers.. they just don’t bite!

  3. Apr 21, 2009
    at 5:57 am

    True…”Malaria is transmitted among humans by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. Female mosquitoes take blood meals to carry out egg production, and such blood meals are the link between the human and the mosquito hosts in the parasite life cycle.” ~ taken from http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/biology/index.htm

  4. Apr 21, 2009
    at 7:25 am

    True: the infection is only carried by the females.

  5. Cheryl J
    Apr 21, 2009
    at 7:36 am

    That is true!

  6. Mike Stephens
    Apr 21, 2009
    at 9:29 am

    I am going to say false. I don’t see why male mosquitoes can’t infect people also it’s not fair that only the females get to infect with disease!!! ;)

  7. Apr 22, 2009
    at 7:47 am

    And the answer is …

    True.

    Only the female Anopheles mosquito can transmit malaria.

    (Source: cdc.gov/malaria/faq.htm, November 2008)

  8. Elon
    Jun 12, 2009
    at 6:19 am

    is only the female that transmit maleria

  9. Diane
    Nov 26, 2009
    at 12:41 am

    Not ladylike at all!

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