As I know Plasmodium falciperum survive in either a host animal, human or mosquitoes.

But how does malaria come to infect either of them initially? I am interested in knowing evolution of malaria. How it infected first mosquitoes when neither human nor any other mosquito was infected?

  • $\begingroup$ Could you provide some clarification of your question? Are you wondering how malaria evolved a multi-host life cycle? Or are you more concerned with how malaria is transmitted between a new host-vector cycle? $\endgroup$
    – hamilthj
    Apr 25, 2017 at 18:23
  • $\begingroup$ @hamilthj i know malaria resides either in mosquitoes or infected bitten animal, question is how it infected first mosquitoes , where did it come from $\endgroup$
    – murmansk
    Apr 25, 2017 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ Great, I'd suggest clarifying that in your question to highlight your interest in the evolutionary origin of malaria $\endgroup$
    – hamilthj
    Apr 25, 2017 at 20:04


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