Mosquitoes, The Deadliest Animal on the Planet

Mosquito picando by trebol_a is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

“Mosquito picando” by trebol_a is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By: Edin Diaz Lobos, Reporter

Some animals are cute and others dangerous.  Here is the world’s most deadly animals. The mosquito is deadly due to its blood-sucking which could have a disease and transfer it to someone else when sucking the person’s blood.  Which can cause death.

According to mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other animal.   More than one million people in the world die from Mosquito bites every year.

Mosquitoes are dangerous for humans, but they can also give other animals like dogs and horses diseases that can kill them too.  These include heartworm, West Nile virus (WNV), and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

The red bump and itching you get when a mosquito bits you is caused by an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva.

The diseases Mosquitoes can infect people with include malaria, heartworm, and viruses such as dengue, encephalitis, and yellow fever.

CDC Travelers’ Health provides information on travel to destinations where diseases might be a problem.