Top 3 Dangerous insects in the world

Fist of the list is starting from number 3 insects, the Tsetse Fly. It is a kind of blood sucking insects responsible for transmission of a disease called sleeping sickness. They live in mid continental Africa and are fed by animal’s blood and humans which spreads the disease. Sleeping sickness causes fever, headaches and trouble sleeping.  It’s estimated that up to 10,000 people die from the disease every year.


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Number 2 is Bees – there’s been a dramatic increase in deaths from bees in the last 15 years because of the introduction of Africanized honey bees. Africanized Bees swarm victims with large numbers and are responsible for hundreds of deaths every year.


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The top of our list is Mosquitoes, which are responsible for a staggering number of deaths every year. Due to feeding on blood, mosquitoes are carriers for blood borne disease like malaria. To compare, there are around 500,000 murders every year around the world of which are up to 1 million deaths each year and infecting millions more with disease like dengue fever, yellow fever and encephalitis.


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