World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day is observed on August 20 every year to commemorate Sir Ronald RossÂ’ discovery in 1897 that Anopheles mosquitos are vectors that transmit malaria amongst humans. The global day is organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 1930s.
World Mosquito Day is observed every year to give recognition to healthcare workers, NGOs and others involved in fighting diseases caused by mosquitos. The theme for this year is “Reaching the zero malaria target”. Despite achieving several breakthroughs in countering mosquito-borne diseases, they still remain one of the world’s deadliest. They are responsible for deaths of more than 7 lakh people each year.

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