22 Aug 2019

The Mosquito. Our Deadliest Predator

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 22 August 2019

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If you've just gone to bed the humming buzz of a Mosquito is really quite annoying, but this minor torment is nothing to what it's capable of! It's been estimated that, over the course of human existence, as many as 50 billion people have been killed as a result of one of the several deadly diseases it spreads. Timothy Winegard, a professor of history and political science at Colorado Mesa University is fascinated by the bug, and its role in shaping historical events. His book on the subject is called "The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator."