Mosquitoes cause the most deaths in the world, children are among the most vulnerable to malaria

PR DEPOK – Professor of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine IPB, Prof. Dr. drh Upik Kesumawati Hadi, said the public must be more aware of mosquito which is the cause Dead number one in the world.

“Mosquitoes cause more suffering to humans than other organisms and attack not only humans, but also animals,” said Prof. Upik, quoted by from Antara, Friday, October 23, 2020.

Prof. Upik explained, based on data WHO, the 2019 World Malaria Report estimates that there are 228 million cases malaria happened in 2018.

Slightly different from the case in 2017 with 210 million worldwide.

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“Amount Dead the result malaria as many as 405,000 in 2018 and 416,000 in 2017. Most of them are children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, “he said.

According to him, this is a loss report due to m disease malaria, not included Dead due to infectious diseases mosquito other.

Besides malaria, he continued, there are various types of arbovirus that are transmitted by mosquito, namely the dengue virus, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and others which are endemic to Indonesia.

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