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The world’s deadliest animal isn’t the tiger, the snake, or even the alligator—it’s the mosquito. These tiny insects spread diseases that kill over 700,000 people each year. But what can we do to stop them? In search of solutions, host Tony Cohn travels around Panama with some well-equipped Smithsonian experts on the trail of this bloodthirsty, buzzing beast.
Learn more about the import mosquito research conducted by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute by experts like Jose Loaiza. And if you want to join the Smithsonian team on a mosquito adventure, check out this Smithsonian video all about that work!