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insects

General knowledge
May 11, 2018

How mosquitoes choose their victims

You can’t sleep because you’ve been scratching and itching from mosquito bites, again! Why do they swarm to slurp your blood every night, but they seem to avoid your roommate? Why these little vampires need blood Pesky mosquitos are commonly known as bloodsuckers, but only female mosquitos are the culprits. Mosquitos generally feed on the nectar of flowers, but female mosquitos need blood to breed and lay fertile eggs. The secret ingredient they’re looking for is protein which is necessary to develop their eggs. The blood is also used to feed young mosquitos. Different species of mosquito’s feed on human…
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Infections
April 25, 2016

Malaria – are we going to win the fight!?

It is truly the stuff of legend! The fight against malaria is one of the most inspiring global health stories in decades.  Here are just two example of what dedicated people have achieved: (more…)
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Infections
November 5, 2014

Things You Need To Know About Malaria

Is there anything worse than being kept up at night by the constant buzzing of a mosquito? You just regard them as a nuisance, right? But they’re actually more dangerous than you may think – they can spread malaria. This’s what you need to know about those pesky mosquitoes. (more…)
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