This is the latest news about Malaria research, progress and projects.

Bill Gates shared an infographic on his blog to highlight the world’s 15 deadliest animals, based on the number of humans who die from coming into contact with them every year.

It reveals that the mosquito – Spanish for ‘little fly’ - kills more people than all the other animals listed put together.gatesinfographic

‘Malaria threatens half of the world’s population and causes billions of dollars in lost productivity annually,’ Gates wrote on his blog.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has long been working on ways to eradicate malaria, as well as other mosquito-borne diseases, which include dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.

There are more than 2,500 species of mosquitos, found in over 100 countries and every region apart from Antarctica.

‘During the peak breeding seasons, they outnumber every other animal on Earth, except termites and ants,’ Gates wrote.

‘And they affect population patterns on a grand scale: In many malarial zones, the disease drives people inland and away from the coast, where the climate is more welcoming to mosquitoes.’

Read more: Link to Bill Gates Blog
If you follow the link to the blog you will find more information about the Gates Foundation work regarding Malaria.