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‘Gates Notes’ Blog Examines Impact Of Mosquitoes On Human Health

“…Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year. Mosquitoes kill 50,000 times as many people, but if there’s a TV channel that features Mosquito Week, I haven’t heard about it. That’s why we’re having Mosquito Week on the Gates Notes,” Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in his blog. The blog features several articles on efforts to combat malaria, dengue, and other mosquito-borne diseases (4/25).

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