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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how the way in which humans become infection with malaria and west nile virus differ?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Mosquito bites: Malaria and West Nile virus are transmitted by 2 different types of mosquitoes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Malaria vs WNV: West Nile Virus is found in temperate & tropical areas of the world. West Nile Virus has been detected in Culex, Anopheles, Culiseta, Deinocerites, Psorophora, Mansonia, Coquillettidia, Uranotaenia & Aedes mosquitoes. But the most common carriers are Culex & Aedes. Malaria is usually found in tropical & subtropical areas. There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Only 30 to 40 species of
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
female Anopheles mosquitoes act as a vector for Malaria.
Oct 18, 2014

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can the way in which humans become infection with malaria and west nile virus differ?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 years experience
Malaria and WNV: They don't really differ that much. Both are primarily spread by mosquitoes. There are some differences, though. Malaria is primarily confined to tropical and sub-tropical areas. WNV has spread to even fairly temperate areas, including much of North America.

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