World Mosquito Day 2018

20 Aug 2018

World Mosquito Day commemorates Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 discovery of the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission. The event raises awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by the world’s deadliest animal.

On this occasion, we bring you 10 fascinating facts about malaria transmission.

  • Photos: slide 1 - E. Wilson, Cambridge; slide 2 - Antoine Claessens/SMG Photo Contest; slide 3 - Bahtiyar Yilmaz/SMG Photo Contest; slide 4 - Ben Moldenhauer/MMV; slide 5 - Fabian Biasio/SMG Photo Contest; slide 6 - MMV; slide 7 - Anna Wang/MMV; slide 8 - Jenn Warren/SMG Photo Contest; slide 9 - Anna Wang/MMV; slide 10 - NIAID

    References:

    1. Philips et al, “Malaria,” Nature Reviews Disease Primers, 2017.

    2.,3.,4.,5.: World Malaria Report 2017. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.