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Deadliest animals in the world are mosquito and human - Gates Notes
15:58, 02 May 2014, 3478

AKIPRESS.COM - 10338334_877822222233140_346399381177099841_n Lions and sharks might look terrifying, but the animals that kill the most humans seem, on the surface, far more innocuous.

Dogs, flies, snails and mosquitoes are much more dangerous in reality than big cats and monsters from the deep.

A graphic created by Bill Gates for his blog shows the 15 most deadly species for humans.

While sharks account for an average of just 10 deaths a year and lions 100, fresh water snails kill 10,000 and dogs, as carriers of the rabies virus, kill 25,000.

You may not be surprised to learn that these death rates pale in comparison to humans’ second-worst killer — other humans. We kill each other at a rate of 475,000 annually.

But the biggest danger to humans is mosquitoes, which kill 725,000 as carriers of malaria and other diseases.

The Microsoft founder posted the graphic as part of the Gates Foundation’s Mosquito Week, which has been organized to draw attention to the deadly illness.


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