Anopheles stephensi Africa

Anopheles stephensi spread in Africa

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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. …

West Nile Virus

1st mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in 2022

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) received confirmation of five pools of mosquitoes in Toronto that have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquitoes from locations in Etobicoke, North York and west Toronto are the first to test positive for WNV in Toronto this year. WNV is an infection transmitted to people through the bite of an infected …