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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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  4. "U.S. Army Maj. Walter Reed". National Museum of Health and Medicine. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  5. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1902". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 24 November 2015.