In article <Pine.3.88.9509140912.A7931-0100000 at sungcg.usouthal.edu> kayes at SUNGCG.USOUTHAL.EDU ("Stephen G. Kayes") writes:
>> I thought malaria was a disease of mosquitos. The mosquito is
>the definitive host for the plasmodium spp. Humans are intermediate hosts.
>Steve is absolutely correct here except for one very minor thing.
Yes Plasmodium spp. are parasites of mosquitoes vectored by mammals but
malaria is not a parasite... it is a disease caused in humans by Plasmodium spp.
As such, by definition, mosquitoes do not get malaria.
Mark E. Siddall "I don't mind a parasite...
mes at vims.edu I object to a cut-rate one"
Virginia Inst. Marine Sci. - Rick
Gloucester Point, VA, 23062