TIL that mosquito is the world’s deadliest animal. Spreading diseases such as malaria, dengue, West Nile, yellow fever, Zika, chikungunya, and lymphatic filariasis, the mosquito infects nearly 700 million people each year resulting in over a million deaths, more than any other creature in the world!

Read more: https://www.cnet.com/pictures/the-24-deadliest-animals-on-earth-ranked/

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  1. There are 3,500 known species of mosquito but most of those don’t bother humans at all, living off plant and fruit nectar.

    It’s only the females from just 6% of species that draw blood from humans – to help them develop their eggs. Of these just half carry parasites that cause human diseases.

    Specicide of 30 types of mosquitoes would save one million lives and only decrease the genetic diversity of the mosquito family by 1%.

  2. In the USA we’ve been protected from war, pestilence and famine for a very long time. We’ve forgotten how to be humble in the face of catastrophe.

    Better wise up, kids.

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