We hope most readers of this article knew about Phobia; it is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. But do you know what the fear of mosquitoes is called? It is called as “Anopheliphobia”.
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This words is derived from Greek “anopheli” – means mosquito”. Anopheliphobia is a branch of entomophobia, fear of insects, since mosquitoes are insects. This phobia is linked with pruritophobia, fear of itches, since mosquito bites are itchy. People can fear mosquitoes because they can suffer malaria through mosquito bites, or itches from it.
Sufferers would not go outdoors at night while limiting going outdoors during the day as there are few mosquitoes active during the day. Getting bit by a mosquito can induce panic to anopheliphobes. It is commonly treated using relaxation method.