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Malaria Mosquitoes Bite More During the Day Than Previously Thought
While malaria control strategies have focused on mosquitoes’ nocturnal activity, almost one-third of bites occur while the sun is up, a new study estimates.
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Malaria Mosquitoes Bite More During the Day Than Previously Thought
Malaria Mosquitoes Bite More During the Day Than Previously Thought

While malaria control strategies have focused on mosquitoes’ nocturnal activity, almost one-third of bites occur while the sun is up, a new study estimates.

While malaria control strategies have focused on mosquitoes’ nocturnal activity, almost one-third of bites occur while the sun is up, a new study estimates.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, mrfiza

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