This epidemiological image shows the mode of transmission, incidence, treatment and screening methods in regards to malaria. It gives statistics and also shows what is being done on the public health level to decrease incidence.
Plasmodium falciparum, gametocyte (life stage) aka "banana boat"--causes the most severe form of malaria and major cause of death due to malaria in tropical and subtropical regions of the globe. It is a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes
In 2009, Bill Gates gave a presentation on mosquitoes and malaria. After he explained the severity of the disease and how it’s transmitted via mosquitoes, he ended his presentation by releasing a swarm of mosquitoes into the audience.
Costa Rica MAP that enlarges and provides info on regions The only health concern is that of DENGUE FEVER, which is a VIRUS transmitted by mosquitoes. Dengue is not especially prevalent and can be prevented with liberal use of insect repellent.
Aedes aegypti-spreads diseases including Zika,yellow fever and dengue fever;originated in Africa but is found in tropical and subtropical regions.Aedes albopictus-spreads diseases including yellow fever and dengue fever and West Nile virus;originated in Southeast Asia but is now found in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world Anopheles gambiae (photo) also known as the African malaria mosquito,the species is one of the most efficient transmitters for the spread of the disease.