Next TARGET 9/11: Kill the Mosquitoes in Your life: Part III: Facts about Mosquitoes

The world of internet is vital  resource of knowledge. Lots of good research is going on in various leading institute and labs about malaria  .Good part is we as a people of world together are taming and smashing down the malaria cases.

Recently Bayer Crop-Science has recently submitted a dossier to the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture which includes a new mode-of-action for indoor residual spraying (IRS) against disease vectors. Named Fludora Fusion, this first IRS based on two active ingredients is intended to provide an effective solution to help African disease control programs address the challenge of insecticide resistance in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes.

People visit Switzerland for sightseeing and honeymoon trips .i was surprise to find that World Health OrganizationGlobal Malaria Program head office is in this country.

I have acquired few more fact to share with you about mosquitoes

  • There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes
  • Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire, never lost a battle and is considered one of history’s most successful commanders, but he may have met his final defeat at the hands (or mouth) of a mosquito infected with West Nile virus
  • The average mosquito weighs about 2.5 milligrams.
  • Mosquitoes can fly about 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.
  • The Anopheles is malaria carrier mosquitoes
  • A full moon increased mosquito activity 500% in one study
  • According to the University of California-Davis Mosquito Research Program, mosquitoes have been around for at least 210 million years.
  • According to a study published in New York times in July 1987 , mosquitoes can carry aids virus but not pass it on,
  • A mosquito wing beats from 300 to 600 times per second.
  • The average mosquito takes in about 5-millionths of a liter of blood during feeding.
  • Mosquitoes are cold-blooded and prefer temperatures over 80 degrees. At temperatures less than 50 degrees, they shut down and hibernate
  • Mosquitoes find hosts by sight (they observe movement); by detecting infra-red radiation emitted by warm bodies; and by chemical signals (mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide and lactic acid, among other chemicals) at distances of 25 to 35 meters.
  • Bigger people are often more attractive to mosquitoes because they are larger targets and they produce more carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
  • An adult female mosquito consumes about 5-millionths of a liter in a single blood meal

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