Monsoon Health Guide: Understanding Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Dependent on standing water to reproduce, mosquitoes are small blood-sucking insects. Female mosquitoes depend on blood to lay eggs. They feed by sticking their mouth parts into a male mosquito's and sucking blood. This blood is then transferred to human beings. Therefore, when the mosquito punctures your skin, this action causes germs like viruses and bacterias to spread.