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Lancet. 2000 Jun 3;355(9219):1972.

Effect of pregnancy on exposure to malaria mosquitoes.

Abstract

Pregnant women attracted twice the number of Anopheles gambiae complex--the predominant African malaria-carrying mosquito--than did their non-pregnant counterparts. We postulate that physiological and behavioural changes that occur during pregnancy are responsible for increased attractiveness, which could be important in intervention strategies aimed at protecting this high-risk group against malaria.

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