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The Animal Most Dangerous to Humans

Winged midget kills thousands yearly.

  • NWF Staff
  • Jan 06, 2010

Forget great white sharks and lions and tigers and grizzly bears.  It’s the mosquito. Malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes, kills a million people every year in Africa alone. Mosquitoes carry yellow fever and at least 100 different viruses that make at least 300 million people sick every year.

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