A female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via APA female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via AP
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Climate change isn’t bad for everyone – disease-carrying mosquitoes may be heading for a heyday

  • Mosquito-spread diseases claim millions of lives each year and remain an economic drag on poor countries. And, despite years of efforts to eradicate the insects, environmental mismanagement may be making humans more vulnerable

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via APA female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via AP
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito sucks blood from a human host. Scientists say there are 110 trillion mosquitoes on Earth, or 14,000 for each one of us. Photo: Handout via AP
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