11 Reasons You Should Hate Mosquitoes Even More Than You Already Do

July 31, 2014 5:28 PM

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11 Reasons You Should Hate Mosquitoes Even More Than You Already Do

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made the fight against malaria, and mosquitoes, a primary goal. Bill Gates recently wrote on the foundation's blog during its "Mosquito Week" -- an effort to raise awareness that sounds a bit like a plague -- that “when it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close.” Including other humans.

In the U.S., which typically has low rates of mosquito-spread illness, a disease called chikungunya virus is now proliferating across parts of the country. In the past, all cases of chikungunya originated from travel outside the U.S., but now at least two Floridians have contracted the virus locally...

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