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Anopheles

Definition:

A genus of mosquito, some species of which can transmit human malaria.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Malaria Glossary 

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There are approximately 400 species of Anopheles throughout the world, only about 60 are vectors of malaria under natural condition. Only female mosquitoes drink blood, usually to fuel the production of eggs. Female mosquitoes bite usually between sunset and sunrise.

Source: Wellcome trust, The mosquito at a glance 

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Malaria

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Malaria status & challenges of the epidemic

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Nederlands: Anopheles

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