Mosquitos

Mosquitos: Earth's Deadliest Creature

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August 20 is World Mosquito Day. On this day in 1897, British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered that female mosquitoes carry and transmit malaria, which kills around 1 million people every year.

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