World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. Ross is responsible for the annual observance, having declared shortly after his discovery that the day should be known as World Mosquito Day in the future.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine holds Mosquito Day celebrations every year, including events such as parties and exhibitions, a tradition dating back to as early as the 1930s.
Mosquitos are responsible for several deadly diseases. Protect you and your family by always wearing repellant, fumigating regularly and avoiding water collection.
According to the world health organisation, mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 Million people every year.