I know that malaria is spread through female Anopheles mosquitos as they require a blood meal to survive and that male ones do not bite and they survive off of nectar, etc.
But is it physically impossible for a male Anopheles mosquito to bite an organism infected with malaria?
If it is physically possible, then doesn't that imply that there can be a chance, albeit a small one, that they can have Plasmodium in their gut?

  • $\begingroup$ Just making sure - physically possible and therefore plasmodium or physically impossible and therefore no chance of plasmodium? $\endgroup$
    – bob1
    Commented Jul 27, 2023 at 22:59
  • $\begingroup$ @bob1 I want to know if it is physically possible and therefore plasmodium. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 28, 2023 at 0:35
  • $\begingroup$ It is physically possible to kick a football on the surface of Mars. Does that help you know whether or not there are footballs on Mars? $\endgroup$
    – Bryan Krause
    Commented Jul 28, 2023 at 2:25
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks - the wording was confusing with the physically impossible one one line and the no words indicating either way on the next. $\endgroup$
    – bob1
    Commented Jul 28, 2023 at 2:55


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