In the developed world, mosquitoes are best known as annoying buzzing insects that invade picnics and barbecues, but in the developing parts of the world they kill tens of millions of people a year. The most well known mosquito-borne disease is probably malaria, but there are dozens more, from parasites that infect pets with heartworm to viruses that cause fatal disease in humans.
I have a PhD in Experimental Pathology and taught graduate school courses while completing my degree. I now edit scientific manuscripts, dissertations, literature reviews, and grants. I am also a freelance writer and blogger.