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A mosquito is dissected at the Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
WHO/TDR/S. Lim

Dissection of a mosquito to detect parasites. Midgut and salivary glands of a mosquito are key entry and exit points for pathogens such as the plasmodium parasites and dengue viruses.


Checking for mosquito larvae in the water accumulated in bamboo shoots, China.
WHO/TDR/S. Lim

Checking for mosquito larvae in water accumulated in bamboo shoots. Plant-held waters (phytotelmata) offer excellent breeding sites for different species of mosquitoes.


Checking the installation of an anti-mosquito device at the entrance of a house, China
WHO/TDR/S. Lim

Health worker checking the installation of an anti-mosquito device at the entrance of a house. Such devices may help to trap mosquitoes, flies and insects.


Havana: A local health worker uses a torch to check for signs of water and mosquito eggs inside tyres in a tyre depot. Havana, Cuba
WHO/A. Crump

Used tyres are considered productive breeding sites for aedes mosquitoes. A health worker looking for signs of larvae in water accumulated in tyres.


Concrete water tanks used for rearing larvivorous fish used to control mosquito vectors of dengue.
WHO/TDR /M. Nathan

Biological control of larvae is being increasingly practiced in many urban areas. Concrete water tanks used to breed larvivorous fish to control mosquito vectors of dengue.

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25 February 2014 15:35 CET

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