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15 facts about mosquitoes that will make your skin crawl

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They contract out

Okay, maybe they’re not that smart, but mosquitoes themselves do not spread malaria. Rather, parasites hitching a free ride with the mosquitoes do. These parasitic microorganisms immediately infect the host. If left untreated, malaria can become chronic. Thanks to the Gates Foundation, malaria medication is being widely distributed to the countries that need it most, though education is still very necessary.

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