World Mosquito Day 2017

20 August 2017
International

World Mosquito Day was established to commemorate the day in 1897, when Sir Ronald Ross demonstrated the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. The annual event raises awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by one of the world’s deadliest killers – the mosquito.

On the occasion of World Malaria Day we bring you fascinating mosquito and malaria facts as presented in the Malaria Primer, published by Nature Reviews Disease Primers.

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