World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of Indian doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

In 2015 an estimated 212 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 429,000 people died, mostly children in the African Region. (Center for Disease Control.)

This infographic is made available by APLMA (Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance.)

08-20-17

 


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