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Besides humans, of course.
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Gates Foundation info on the world’s deadliest animal, mosquitoes: http://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week

Bill Gates’ TED talk on malaria and education: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/mosquitos-malaria-and-education-bill-gates

Meet the people who are trying to eradicate Dengue mosquitoes using bioengineering:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/kill-em-all/

Why do mosquitoes bite somepeople more than others?
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more-than-others-10255934/

FULL close-up video of a mosquito biting:
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/06/heres-what-happens-inside-you-when-a-mosquito-bites/

Why don’t we just kill all the mosquitoes?
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/07/why-dont-we-just-kill-all-the-mosquitoes/277859/
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100721/full/466432a.html

Half of all people may have been killed by malaria: http://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/17/science/parasites-take-the-biological-spotlight.html

Mosquitoes just hate the smell of DEET:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2518096/


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