Under normal environmental conditions, mosquitoes can live up to 2 months with a reproduction cycle of 6-8 times. Each time they reproduce, they lay hundreds of eggs. So, do you know how dangerous mosquitoes can be during this period?
The danger of mosquitoes
The mosquito species is not unfamiliar to us. They belong to the Culicidae insect family. Mosquitoes are very small, only a few millimeters in size, and weigh from 2-2.5mg. Despite their small size, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), they are one of the most dangerous insect species in the world.
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According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2018 alone, mosquitoes caused the deaths of around one million people.
Mosquitoes are not a direct source of death, but they are an ideal intermediate environment for disease transmission. The most typical danger of mosquitoes is diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, or West Nile fever. In areas with poor sanitation or slow development, humans often suffer from diseases caused by mosquitoes. If not treated in time, the disease can lead to death.
Currently, up to 40% of the world’s population is at risk of getting dengue fever due to the “mosquito assassin”. However, not everyone is at risk of death. The most common symptom is high fever, especially in young children. In Africa, on average, every 45 seconds a child is infected with dengue fever. Currently, there is no vaccine or treatment to prevent the danger of mosquitoes. Only treatment can be attempted once infected with the disease.
The developmental stages of mosquitoes – Understanding for prevention
Mosquitoes develop through 4 stages: Egg – Larva – Pupa – Adult mosquito. Details about each stage have been shared in the article about the lifecycle of mosquitoes.
We are familiar with the government’s propaganda campaigns to eradicate mosquitoes by destroying their living environment in stages 1, 2, and 3. The most effective way to prevent adult mosquitoes is to use mosquito nets even during the day.
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Through the article, you have certainly understood more about the dangers of mosquitoes and their developmental stages. Always apply appropriate preventive measures and do not let them harm the health of your family, especially children.