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Deadliest Animal on Earth

When mosquitoes pierce human skin, all six legs are usually positioned on the skin surface. The female proboscis is made up of six shafts, four of which cut and pierce skin. One serves as a conduit, or a straw like connector for blood into the mosquito, and another transports mosquito saliva into the skin. The female mosquito usually requires about 50 seconds to insert the fascicle into the skin, and approximately 2 minutes to finish feeding. She can withdraw her fascicle in 5 seconds.

Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Microscopic image of Malaria (the images in purple) the parasite that uses humans and mosquitos as hosts.

Camera: Website of anatomy of a Mosquito and Lifecycle

Video of the Mosquito Life Cycle

Video on Mosquitos and how Malaria impact the Global Community

Left: Video on the transmition and lifecycle of Malaria

Infographic with statistics and graphs that show impact of Malaria from mosquitos

Video about the Lethal Mosquito