Culex

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Photograph of a female Culex mosquito

Culex (also called the common house mosquito) is a genus of mosquitoes.[1] It includes several species of mosquitoes that vector (carry and transmit) one or more important diseases between birds, humans and other animals. The diseases they vector include West Nile virus,[2] as well as arbovirus and filariasis infections.[3] A connection between Culex mosquitoes and malaria was first shown by Major Ronald Ross of the British Army.[4] Ross received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work.[5]

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  1. "Dangers of the Culex Mosquito". Tiny Mosquito. http://www.tinymosquito.com/culex.html. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  2. Goudarz Molaei; Theodore G. Andreadis; Philip M. Armstrong; et al. (3—March 2006). "Host Feeding Patterns of Culex Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Transmission, Northeastern United States". Volume 12, Number EID Journal. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/3/05-1004_article. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  3. "Culex quinquefasciatus". VectorBase. https://www.vectorbase.org/organisms/culex-quinquefasciatus. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  4. "U.S. Army Maj. Walter Reed". National Museum of Health and Medicine. http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=about.directors.reed. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1902". The Nobel Foundation. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1902/. Retrieved 24 November 2015.