Mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet because of their ability to spread deadly diseases.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control report that the insects kill more than one million people a year just through the transmission of malaria. Add to that the numbers of those sickened and killed by other mosquito-
borne diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever and West Nile virus, and it’s easy to see how they earned their dangerous reputation. In recent years the rate of infection has risen dramatically, and a growing
number of scientists are now concerned that global warming will translate into an explosive growth of mosquito-borne diseases worldwide.
Diseases transmitted by Mosquitoes
- Dengue Fever
- ChikunGunya Fever (CHIKV)
- West Nile Virus (WNV)
- Swine Flue
- Yellow Fever
- Zika Virus (ZIKV)