Demystifying deadly mosquitoes
Researchers capture mosquitoes in the Solomon Islands to study malaria, one of the world's big killers.
MALARIA, A DEADLY MOSQUITO-BORNE infection, is estimated to cause one death every 30 seconds, worldwide. More than half the world's population is at risk of infection.
The Solomon Islands suffer from one of the highest rates of malaria outside of Africa.
Australian Geographic spent time with researchers as they collected mosquitoes over a three-week period to study the spread and reach of the infection, mosquito behaviour and other aspects that could pave the way for better control strategies.
Read the full story in #114 (May/Jun) of Australian Geographic.
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