Mosquitos killed 40 billion people throughout the millenia, nearly half of all the people that have ever been born. 45 million people in the word annually because of the diseases they spread out. Joe Hanson explains why they are such a danger to all of us and what we can do to protect ourselves.
You can find more details about deaths from mosquitoes from Bill Gates notes and find out how to fight them from RadioLab. Also see the video about mosquitos Hank Green, from SciShow, has created a while ago: