In Pursuit of a Killer

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Science  04 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5591, pp. 87-89
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5591.87

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OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO-- Because of its location between rainforest and dry sahel, Burkina Faso has perhaps one of the heaviest mosquito burdens in Africa. Armed with microscopes, tweezers, and modified Shop-Vac wet-dry vacuums, researchers here are hunting malaria mosquitoes in an effort to learn what makes them dangerous--and vulnerable.