The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than 400,000 people annually.
Priscoculex burmanicus, a newly identified genus and species of anopheline mosquito,
preserved in amber [Credit: George Poinar Jr.]”Mosquitoes could have been vectoring malaria at that time, but it’s still an open…
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