Bill Gates: The World’s Deadliest Animals Are Mosquitoes

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According to Bill Gates, when it comes to killing humans the world most deadliest animals are not sharks, snakes, crocodiles, not even other human beings…

It is the blood sucking and disease transmitting mosquito. “No other animal even comes close,” says Gates…

I wonder if he meant the genetically modified mozzies?

Gates Notes reports:

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.

When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close. Take a look:

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What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? Despite their innocuous-sounding name—Spanish for “little fly”—they carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases incapacitate people for days at a time. It threatens half of the world’s population and causes billions of dollars in lost productivity annually. Other mosquito-borne diseases include dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.

There are more than 2,500 species of mosquito, and mosquitoes are found in every region of the world except Antarctica. During the peak breeding seasons, they outnumber every other animal on Earth, except termites and ants. They were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths during the construction of the Panama Canal. And they affect population patterns on a grand scale: In many malarial zones, the disease drives people inland and away from the coast, where the climate is more welcoming to mosquitoes.

Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year. Mosquitoes kill 50,000 times as many people, but if there’s a TV channel that features Mosquito Week, I haven’t heard about it.

That’s why we’re having Mosquito Week on the Gates Notes.

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Edmondo Burr

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  • Taco43

    I always thought the most deadliest animals were the blood-sucking, private central bankers.

    • Lou

      IMO the wold’s deadliest animal is a multi-Billionaire with the ability and political connections to inject billions of innocent babies and children with poisons that are certainly life shortening and often life denying.

  • Zaphod Braden

    Bill Gates is the world’s biggest POS.
    Gates copyrighted(stole) DOS that was FREEWARE. He now sells/releases UNTESTED software and expects the consumer to basically “fix it for free”.
    Gates “harvests the corners of his fields” squeezing every penny out of every consumer to pile more on his UNEARNED loot. Gates’ “charities” just conveniently coincide/support his INVESTMENTS. Then Gates claims to be a “christian”.
    TAKE Gates’ material wealth to pay the National deficit. Gates just proved he believes arbitrarily TAKING PROPERTY is “ok” by donating $1MILLION to try to take YOUR wealth/firearms. Besides, Gates claims to be a “CHRISTian” so material possesions should mean nothing to him.