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2016


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What is the deadliest animal in the world?

What is the deadliest animal in the world?

According to the World Health Organization

Mosquitoes — one of the deadliest animals in the world 

Their ability to carry and spread the disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year.

There are several different types of mosquitoes and some have the ability to carry many different diseases.

Can you identify the mosquito-transmitted disease/virus below?

  • This virus is endemic in more than 128 countries, with 3.9 billion people at risk. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito, which bites mostly during the day. Early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates to below 1%.

Is it: (A) Chikungunya (B) Dengue (C) Malaria or (D) Zika?

  • There is no specific antiviral drug treatment for this disease. Treatment is directed primarily at relieving the symptoms, including joint pain, using anti-pyretics, optimal analgesics and fluids. There is no commercial vaccine available.

Is it: (A) Chikungunya (B) Dengue (C) Malaria or (D) Zika?

  • The mosquitoes that cause this disease are found in over 130 countries, and they bite mostly during the day. There has been a steep rise in transmission of this disease; since 2015, 62 countries and territories reported mosquito transmitted of this virus. WHO announced a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in February of 2016.

Is it: (A) Chikungunya (B) Dengue (C) Malaria or (D) Zika?

  • In 2015, more than 3.2 billion people were at risk for this virus, and ongoing transmission was found in 95 countries and territories. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a disproportionately higher share of the global burden with 88% of cases and 90% of global deaths. Anopheles mosquitoes are the primary vector of this parasile and they bite mainly at night, from dusk to dawn.

Is it: (A) Chikungunya (B) Dengue (C) Malaria or (D) Zika?

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Quiz Answer: 1=B, 2=A, 3=D, 4=C

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