Malaria risk

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Mosquito vectors

The table above summarises the dominant malaria vector species believed to be present and below are maps showing the predicted occurrence of these species. Click on an individual map to find out more about it.

Bionomics summary table


Species / species complex

Vector status across species' range

Primary environment

Zoophilic / anthropophilic

Endo / exophagic

Endo / exophilic

Biting time

Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) albimanus Wiedemann, 1820 Variable depending on location Sunlit ponds, river margins, mangroves and rice fields Both Exophagic / both Exophilic / both Evening / night
Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) darlingi Root, 1926 Important vector thoughout its range Rural lowland forest and riverine habitats Anthropophilic Both Exophilic Evening / night /dawn
Anopheles (Anopheles) pseudopunctipennis species complex Malaria vector in a range of locations including high altitudes Sun-exposed, shallow streams or pools with abundant filamentous algae Both Both Exophilic / both Night

Inherited blood disorders

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