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Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year. Zika, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, malaria, and West Nile virus are just some of these diseases.

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Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO speaking at the plenary session of the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly.
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  • Address to mark World Humanitarian Day
    19 August 2016 -- WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan remarks on protracted crisis in the world and attacks on health workers in her remarks for World Humanitarian Day.


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