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mosquito-pathogen network diagram

mosquito-pathogen network diagram

A new study examining the associations between mosquito species and the germs they carry finds just 9.3 percent of species transmit human disease-causing pathogens—but those associations are strong and likely resilient to the removal of individual species from the vector network. Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi diagrammed the networks of connections between mosquito species (circles) and pathogens (squares). While 331 species were found to have some relationship with at least one of 78 pathogens, their analysis identified 894 mosquito-pathogen pairs (lines). (Image originally published in Yee et al 2022, Parasites & Vectors)

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