World Mosquito Day


If you think there’s a day for everything, here’s some proof you may be right—August 20th is World Mosquito Day. It honors the work of British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross. He discovered that mosquitos carry Malaria and laid the foundation for treatment of the deadly disease. According to National Geographic, mosquitos can carry some of the world’s deadliest diseases, like malaria, yellow fever and encephalitis. There are more than 3,000 species of mosquito, but only three are responsible for the spread of these diseases. And girl mosquitos are responsible for those itchy bites—Only females are capable of sucking blood.

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