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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Infectious Disease 21 years experience
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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
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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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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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