General Terms About Mosquitoes As An Insect To Man


Mosquito is a slim long-legged fly which can exist in different types like Culex, Anopheles, and other genera, family Culicidae) with aquatic larvae. Mosquito is generally known as an insect causing malaria. To get started with malaria, it is a common disease on land and some cooler areas too. It is cause by the present of protozoan in the blood (plasmodium).


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Common Symptoms of Malaria
The common symptoms that will be developed by the infected person are
  • Fever headache
  • Sometimes vomiting
  • General aches and pains.
Another Negative Effect of Malaria Itself
  • Malaria may cause attack and sometimes death in children
  • It may also cause miscarriage in pregnant women.
  • It also develop to anaemia which may lead to generally unwell and no energy
Malaria can also be transmitted when mosquito carries the malarial parasites which are sucked up in the blood when the female Anopheles mosquito (family of mosquito that carry the malarial parasite) feeds on an infected person. They then reach the mosquito's stomach and undergo complicated changes which result in young parasites finding their way to the mosquito salivary glands. When another victim is bitten, the parasites pass to the person from the salivary duct of the mosquito.

It is important to stamp out malaria for all these bad effect and it is best done by attacking mosquito that cause the malaria

Classification of Malaria

Malaria is categorized into two main part
  • Severe
  • Uncomplicated
The severe state is when any of the following measure occur, if not, it is well thought-out as uncomplicated
  • Reduced perception
  • Major weakness due to the fact that the person will have no energy to walk
  • Lack of ability to feed
  • Two or more spasm
  • Low blood pressure (not up to 50 mmHg in children and 70 mmHg in adults)
  • Inhalation troubles
  • Circulatory distress
  • Kidney breakdown
  • Haemorrhage problems,
  • Blood sugar energy source less than 2.2 mmol/L(40mg/dL)

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The spread of malaria may be controlled in the following ways
  • The use of mosquito nets at night prevents mosquitoes from not to bite people when they are asleep,
  • The conditions of mosquito breeding places must be changed. Ponds and swamps mat be drained or spray with insecticide or kerosene, which prevents the larvae from breathing, or fish like the top minnow which feed on larvae may be introduced to feed on the larvae of the mosquito as there food
  • Water tanks should be kept covered, compounds inspected frequently and objects which collects water(e.g. broken pots or old tins) removed.
  • Grass and bush should be kept short around houses and buildings because mosquitoes spend the day in the shade. Inside walls or buildings should be painted at light colour so there are no dark corners for the mosquitoes to hide in during the day
  • In school laboratories care should be taken to cover dishes for laboratory animals frequently or those will provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes
  • The spraying of insecticide on the walls of houses has helped to eliminate mosquito not to cause malaria in some areas, though useful insects may be killed at the same time if care is not taken
  • Small doses of modern drugs may be taken regularly as protection against being infected with malaria, and sufferers can be cured with drugs

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