Malaria Mosquito Possible in Hawaii

A type of mosquito that can carry malaria could become established in Hawaii.

(msnbc) A shipment of mosquitoes bound for DNA tests in a London laboratory may never be found, so expanded trapping is needed to verify if a new type of malaria transmitting bug has established a foothold. . . . The Army said it sent away only 17 of the insects for DNA testing because many of the specimens were damaged after being collected in the traps. The number was considered small, so the military decided to send the mosquitoes to just one laboratory instead of multiple facilities. The military is still trying to track why the package was never received.

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