The World’s Deadliest Animals
Films like Jaws gave sharks a man-eating reputation but when it comes to the animal responsible for the most human fatalities each year, nothing comes close to matching the mosquito.
According to Gatesnotes, 725,000 people are killed by devastating diseases carried by mosquitos annually. Snakes inflict 50,000 fatalities every year while dogs kill a further 25,000 people, primarily through rabies.
- United States - fatalities due to natural disasters 2015United States - fatalities due to natural disasters 2015
- Number of fatalities in traffic accidents in Denmark 2005-2015, by genderNumber of fatalities in traffic accidents in Denmark 2005-2015, by gender
- Number of fatalities in traffic accidents in Finland in 2014, by regionNumber of fatalities in traffic accidents in Finland in 2014, by region
- Number of Zika virus cases in the U.S. by state or territory 2015-2016Number of Zika virus cases in the U.S. by state or territory 2015-2016
- U.S. number of cancer deaths among women 2009 and 2016U.S. number of cancer deaths among women 2009 and 2016
- Number of new cancer cases and deaths in the U.S. by gender 2016Number of new cancer cases and deaths in the U.S. by gender 2016
- Fatal civil airliner accidents by country and region 1945-2016Fatal civil airliner accidents by country and region 1945-2016
- Key figures on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic 2015Key figures on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic 2015
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