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Ghana confirms invasion of dangerous new mosquito breed

Ghana confirms invasion of dangerous new mosquito breed

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Health & Wellbeing
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed the invasion of a new breed of mosquito more dangerous than the anopheles. The new breed known as Anopheles Stephensi, is also a malaria-transmitting mosquito, very invasive, spreads faster, and can adopt to a myriad of climate conditions according to the World Health Organization. GHSe has established its presence in Tuba and Dansoman, and has warned residents to protect themselves. The Anopheles Stephensi first invaded Africa in 2019, the countries include Ethiopia Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria and unfortunately confirmed in Ghana just this March. This breed produces both Plasmodium Falciparum (the deadliest species of plasmodium which causes malaria) and P Vivax Malaria parasites. Also, a recent mathematical modeling study by th...

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