2018 World Mosquito Day (WMD)
Published: August 21, 2018
The World Mosquito Day (WMD) is observed every year on August 20 to raise awareness regarding what all causes malaria and ways to prevent it. The day also observed to mark British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ 1897 landmark discovery that female mosquitoes “Anopheles” transmit malaria to humans. This discovery laid foundations for scientists across the world to better understand the deadly role of mosquitoes in disease transmission and come up with effective innovative interventions. Some of the best ways to prevent malaria include insecticide treated mosquito nets, indoor spraying with insecticides and anti-malarial drugs. Quinine is a medication used to treat malaria.
Topics: Antimalarial medication • Culicidae • Infectious diseases • Insect control • Insects in culture • Malaria • Medical specialties • Mosquito • Mosquito net • Ronald Ross • RTT • World Mosquito Day