Milestones for Malaria: Parasite, mosquito genes decoded

10:01am, October 2, 2002

About every 30 seconds, another child dies from malaria somewhere in the world. Two organisms, the parasite Plasmodium falciparum and the mosquito Anopheles gambiae, are responsible for most of those deaths. While feeding on human blood, the insect can infect people with the fatal parasite.

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