Harmless mosquito species are now spreading malaria

In Pakistan, climate change has turned Anopheles pulcherrimusA harmless mosquito species becomes a vector for the transmission of deadly malaria, the report reveals.

Mosquitoes are harmless when moving

Muhammad Mukhtar, Pakistan’s top entomologist, told The News: “A previously unknown and harmless mosquito species called Anopheles pulcherrimus is now spreading malaria at an alarming rate in the regions of the world. flood affected areas in Sindh, Balochistan and southern Punjab.

To date, more than five million suspected cases of malaria have been reported from flood-affected areas in Sindh, Balochistan and southern Punjab between January and November 2022, according to officials with The Department of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHS, R&C) added that the new revelations about the variability of malaria-causing species in Pakistan have emerged as an “alarming development”. motion” for the whole world.

“During the present field investigation, surprisingly not a single specimen of ‘Anopheles culicifacies’ was found in the four districts of Sindh and Balochistan. This suggests that this species has been wiped out from the affected districts. due to flooding, possibly due to extreme heat followed by devastating floods this year,” stated Mukhtar, Director of Malaria Control at NHS,R&C, reported The News.

Source: IANS


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