Medicine and Life Sciences - Health
For most people living in Canada, mosquitoes are nothing more than a summertime nuisance, intruding on nights at the cottage and evenings around the campfire. But for millions of people around the world, particularly in the Global South, they are a serious and potentially fatal threat. According to a 2017 report from the World Health Organization , mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria, dengue and Chikungunya affect an estimated 347.8 million people annually and are responsible for nearly 450,000 deaths each year, making the insects one of the most dangerous animals in the world.
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