The majority of the time, people are unaware that they have been bitten by the silent mosquito. However once that irritating itch sets in, it is certainly noticeable. Then they itch and itch and you start to scratch and scratch. While scratching may provide you with temporary relief, the
scratching actually releases more histamines into the skin which results in more scratching. And so over the years there have been many suggestions for Mosquito bite, itch relief. Some of the old wives tales, some completely ludicrous and...
The graphic shows how many people are killed by different species of animal every year. The big red block at the bottom might surprise you: The number of mosquito-caused deaths is staggering. Other than human death during times of war, the mosquito is the clear leader.
Mosquitoes carry terrible diseases, including malaria (which kills more than 600,000 people every year); dengue fever virus; Rift Valley fever virus; yellow fever; chikungunya virus; West Nile virus; Lymphatic filariasis; and Japanese encephalitis.