World Mosquito Day - August 20
Tue, Aug 20, 2024

World Mosquito Day

It is impossible to find a person who loves these insects! Everyone is well aware of their characteristic sound that interferes with sleep. And that is not to mention the irritation that remains after a bite. On World Mosquito Day, we want to remind people of the dangers that these bloodsuckers bring.

The History

Did you know mosquitoes are carriers of diseases? In 1897, Ronald Ross (a British physician and parasitologist) discovered mosquitoes transmit malaria. The discovery brought him the Nobel Prize in 1902, and for humanity a holiday that gives understanding of the further struggle.

Historians believe the disease appeared in the first millennium BC. Some documents testify to this. Another thing is surprising – about half a million people die from this disease every year, but a vaccine has not been invented yet. Experts are looking for a solution every day, but to no avail.

The best way to avoid the disease is to learn more about it and avoid insect bites.

Malaria has affected almost all continents, but has spread more in Africa and South Asia. Doctors are concerned about the situation to this day.

Interesting facts

  • There are more than 3,600 species of mosquitoes, but this is far from the final figure;
  • The biggest problem for it is the wind: it just blows away due to its low weight;
  • It takes about 1.3 million individuals to drink the blood of an adult;
  • Mosquitoes do not buzz – the sound comes from their rattling wings;
  • Insects have teeth;
  • Malaria can be contracted in one bite.

How to take part

Donate to mosquito control organizations or build your own community. Share accurate information about the disease and methods of struggle with your friends so that more people know about its existence.

When is World Mosquito Day celebrated in 2024?

World Mosquito Day is observed on August 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday August 20 2024
Wednesday August 20 2025
Thursday August 20 2026