Mosquitoes may surf winds above Africa more than we realized

It’s still unknown if any of the insects were carrying the parasite that causes malaria

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BITE BEFORE FLIGHT  An unexpectedly high percentage of adult female mosquitoes were collected in air currents at least 40 meters above the ground in Mali.

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