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Introduction to mosquitoes


In this mini-lecture, Dr Victor Brugman provides an overall introduction to mosquitoes. Did you know that there are over 3500 species of mosquitoes and they are found on every continent except Antarctica?

The mosquito is considered to be the most deadly animal on the planet due to the vast number of diseases it can transmit. Dr Brugman will guide you through their life cycle, feeding behaviour, resting behaviour and their fascinating host location abilities. There are three main medically important genera of mosquitoes, which will be covered in more depth in the following three steps.

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