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.
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.
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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Sept 29 – World Heart Day
Oct 24 – World Polio Day
Nov 12 – World Pneumonia Day
Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day