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A feeding female Anopheles stephensi mosquito crouching forward and downward on her forelegs on a human skin surface, in the process of obtaining its blood meal through its sharp, needle-like labrum, which it had inserted into its human host.

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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Gov. David Ige spoke Thursday as Vern Miyagi, left, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator, and Mayors Billy Kenoi, Bernard P. Carvalho, Alan Arakawa and Kirk Caldwell announced a statewide public education campaign, “Fight the Bite,” on Thursday to build awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and their threat to Hawaii.