Mosquitoes are literally everywhere. No matter what part of the globe you reside, you are at risk of being bitten by a mosquito. In some areas the potential that the mosquitoes are carrying life threatening or debilitating diseases are higher than others.
Viewers of Discovery Channel’s new “MOSQUITO” documentary will get an inside look at the fascinating and terrifying little bug that has the potential to create worldwide havoc. “Because of the way we live these days, we are all vulnerable,” director Su Rynard told Fox News, noting that changes like increased urbanization and travel have contributed to the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to travel the world, and with that opportunity comes the increasing likelihood that you will come into contact with some species of this disease spreading bug. But what would the world look like without them?
Halfway through the gruelling trip, travelling over eight of the highest mountains in 155 days, I caught the most deadly strain of malaria – Plasmodium falciparum. Getting malaria – the world’s oldest and deadliest disease – was very debilitating and very scary.
His story is enough to make us all stop and think about what we are doing to protect ourselves against mosquitoes. When was the last time you thought about your own prevention methods?
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