Anopheles stephensi Africa

Anopheles stephensi spread in Africa

eAwaz Health

Africa – An invasive species of malaria-carrying mosquito from Asia is spreading in Africa. It is posing threat to millions of people in Africa, home to over 95% of the world’s 627,000 malaria deaths in 2020. It is being spread by the dominant Anopheles gambiae group of mosquitoes. It can breed in urban water supplies, and thrive in dry season. It is also to resistant to regular insecticides.