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why don't some countries have mosquitoes? do these places never get malaria then?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Anopheles Moquitos: Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is infected through the bite of only kind of mosquito called Anopheles. These mosquitoes are common in tropical and subtropical regions.Includes Asia,Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. Every country has Mosquitos but not the one's those cary Malaria Parasite
Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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