World Mosquito Day (WMD) observed on 20 August
Published: August 21, 2017
The World Mosquito Day (WMD) is observed every year on August 20 is to raise awareness about the threat of malaria and other diseases transmitted by one of the world’s deadliest killers – the mosquito.
The day also marks the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans and that 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.
Topics: Anopheles • Ectoparasites • Haematophagy • Infectious diseases • Insects in culture • Malaria • Medical specialties • Mosquito • Mosquito-malaria theory • Ronald Ross • Taxonomy of Anopheles • World Mosquito Day