Anopheles Mosquito (image) Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Caption The Anopheles mosquito transmits the Plasmodium parasite, which causes malaria. Credit CDC/James Gathany Usage Restrictions The image may be used with appropriate credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.