Saudi Arabia

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 (Cellia) sergentii species complex Variable depending on location Desert oases, irrigation channels with vegetation or algae and rice fields Zoophilic / both data not available Both data not available
Anopheles (Cellia) stephensi Liston, 1901 Important vector in urban areas around the Persian Gulf Urban and peri-urban areas, rural villages Zoophilic / both Endophagic / both Endophilic Evening / night
Anopheles (Cellia) arabiensis Patton, 1905 Important vector Dry savannah, sparse woodland and rice fields Both Exophagic / both Both Evening / night /dawn

Inherited blood disorders

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