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West Nile Virus: Do we need its surveillance and control programme?

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When considering the life of the mosquito, we can say that it has a very extraordinary adventure. It begins with a bite, a painless bite. The mosquito comes in the night, alights on an exposed patch of flesh, and assumes the hunched, head-lowered posture of a sprinter in the starting blocks. Then she plunges her stiletto mouth-parts into the skin. The mosquito has long, filament thin legs and dappled wings; she’s of the genus Culex (Cx), the only insect capable of harboring the diseases in…Read More