August 20, 2020: World Mosquito Day

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World Mosquito Day – August 20 

The mosquito kills more people than any other creature in the world. On this World Mosquito Day, learn more about diseases spread by mosquitoes and what CDC is doing about them globally. Also visit the CDC mosquitoes site to learn more about preventing and treating bites and controlling mosquitoes at home and in the community.

On this World Mosquito Day, learn more about diseases spread by mosquitoes and what CDC is doing about them globally

There are more than 3,000 types of mosquitoes—not all created equal.

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There are more than 3,000 types of mosquitoes—not all created equal. In recognition of World Mosquito Day 2020, we call attention to the troubling spread of one mosquito species in particular: Anopheles stephensi.

Learn all about mosquitoes, including the germs they spread, bite treatment and prevention, and controlling mosquitoes at home and in the community

MOSQUITO WEB PAGE

Learn all about mosquitoes, including the germs they spread, bite treatment and prevention, and controlling mosquitoes at home and in the community.

CDC’s malaria program is working alongside the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative to improve understanding of how to safely deliver malaria control interventions in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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CDC’s malaria program is working alongside the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative to improve understanding of how to safely deliver malaria control interventions in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Mosquitoes cause more death and disease than any other animal on the planet.

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Mosquitoes cause more death and disease than any other animal on the planet.

Calendar

Sept 28 – World Rabies Day

Sept 29 – World Heart Day

Oct 24 – World Polio Day

Nov 12 – World Pneumonia Day

Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day

Page last reviewed: August 19, 2020
Content source: Global Health