Posted on 30 4 月, 2014 by A-MO
比爾蓋茲發表一篇「The Deadliest Animal in the World」（世界上最致命的動物），第一名是蚊子，其次是人類，再者是蛇類，其他依序是小狗、舌蠅、獵蝽、淡水蝸牛、蛔蟲、條蟲等。
這篇文章中指出，每年有72萬5000人死於被蚊子叮咬感染的瘧疾（Malaria），有47萬5000人是遭人類殺害，而被蛇咬死的有5萬人。What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans?
Of course the answer depends on how you define dangerous. Personally I’ve had a thing about sharks since the first time I saw Jaws. But if you’re judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn’t any of the above.
It’s mosquitoes.There are more than 2,500 species of mosquito, and mosquitoes are found in every region of the world except Antarctica.
Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do.