Deadly Mosquitoes are Deadliest


Fighting the world’s deadliest animal during a pandemic
By Bill Gates | August 25, 2021
Welcome to Mosquito Week 2021 on the Gates Notes.
Last year, many people feared a malaria catastrophe. An analysis by the World Health Organization found that disruptions to malaria control and treatment due to COVID-19 could lead to a dramatic increase in malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.
A year later, I’m happy to report that this worst-case scenario, at least for now, has been avoided.
This Mosquito Week I share the story of how African countries averted disaster by quickly adapting their malaria programs to meet the challenges of the pandemic.
I also highlight the research the U.S. military is doing to combat the mosquito, which has caused more casualties for troops than bombs and bullets.
Finally, I provide an update on an amazing breakthrough that might control the spread of dengue fever, a terrible mosquito-borne disease that infects 400 million people every year.
Thanks for your interest in learning about all the innovation underway to fight diseases spread by the world’s deadliest animal.
Thank you for being an Insider!
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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