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Mosquitoes and human health

E. J. Asimeng

Mosquitoes and human health

by E. J. Asimeng

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Published by Moi University Press in Eldoret, Kenya .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mosquitoes as carriers of disease.,
  • Mosquitoes -- Control.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementE.J. Asimeng.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA640 .A84 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 168 p. :
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3976816M
    ISBN 109966854169
    LC Control Number2001295467
    OCLC/WorldCa48378263

    5. Mosquitoes can fly about 1 to miles per hour. 4. Most mosquitoes do not fly very far from their larval habitat, but the salt marsh mosquito migrates 75 to miles over the course of its life. 3. A mosquito can smell the carbon dioxide you exhale from about 60 to 75 feet away. 2. Some people are more attractive to mosquitoes than others. Botflies are known to parasitize humans or other mammalians, causing myiasis, and to use mosquitoes as intermediate vector agents to deposit eggs on a host. The human botfly Dermatobia hominis attaches its eggs to the underside of a mosquito, and when the mosquito takes a blood meal from a human or an animal, the body heat of the mammalian host induces hatching of the larvae.

      By decimating human capital, mosquitoes do much to keep poor people poor. With their ready access to our blood, mosquitoes may even give future bio-terrorists an easy attack vector. To eliminate this menace, we need only exterminate the of . Encephalitis carried by mosquitoes also increases when temperatures and rainfall increase, according to Michael Gale Moore’s book, Climate of Fear. But diseases like yellow fever and dengue, as well as malaria, used to occur regularly in the United States, and now they’re rare, despite warmer temperatures, so we have learned to control them.

      Timothy C. Winegard, author of “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator” “ Mosquitoes are our apex predator Flying .   Photos: Mosquitoes that changed history Mosquitoes and malaria were one of the biggest obstacles to building the Panama Canal. Here, a man sprays insecticides to kill mosquitoes around


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