Do you know any animal that is more deadly than the rest of the world? What if we tell you that there is a 99.9% chance that, what you think is the world’s deadliest animal by annual human deaths may be wrong? Well, keep reading. It is another question answered by Ghana Education News.
What is the World’s deadliest animal by annual human deaths in 2022?
According to the data available, MOSQUITOES are the deadliest animals by annual human deaths. Thus they kill more humans annually than any other animal.
Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world, not because they are large or strong, but because they transmit diseases that kill millions of people each year. Mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika virus, and West Nile virus, among others. These diseases can cause severe illness and death, especially in children and pregnant women.
It is estimated that there are not less than 3500 species of Mosquitoes and they kill about one million humans every year. In the 20th century alone, malaria claimed between 150 million and 300 million lives, accounting for 2 to 5 percent of all deaths (Carter and Mendis, 2002).
Mosquitoes are able to transmit diseases because they bite humans and other animals, and in the process, they ingest blood that may contain the pathogens that cause disease. The pathogens then multiply in the mosquito’s body and are transmitted to the next person or animal that the mosquito bites.
Mosquitoes are found in all parts of the world, and they are especially prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions. The warmer temperatures and humid conditions in these regions provide ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
There are many ways to prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they transmit. These include using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying indoors during peak mosquito hours. It is also important to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by draining standing water and removing debris from around homes and businesses.
With proper prevention measures, it is possible to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. However, mosquitoes remain a major health threat, and it is important to be aware of the risks they pose.
Here are some additional facts about mosquitoes:
- There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide.
- Mosquitoes are found on every continent except Antarctica.
- Female mosquitoes are the ones that bite, as they need the blood to develop their eggs.
- Mosquitoes can fly up to 10 miles in a single day.
- The lifespan of a mosquito is typically about 2 weeks.
The world’s 10 deadliest animals by annual human deaths
4⃣Freshwater snails🐌: 20K
5⃣Assassin bugs🐜: 12K
6⃣Tsetse flies🪰: 10K
7⃣Ascaris roundworms🐛: 2.5K
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