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These Relatable Memes Are All You Need To Celebrate World Mosquito Day

August 20th is the world mosquito day and even though many of us don't really understand why we should celebrate the existence of these annoying creatures, the day is usually dedicated to raising awareness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented, as well as fundraising for research into the cure of malaria. We have chosen to "celebrate" the day with the thing we love most- some funny memes. Enjoy!  

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trending video news mosquito midges attack scotland
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Falkirk Outdoors education officer/photographer Craig McLaren had an encounter with a mindfuck of biting midges in the Cairngorm mountains in the eastern Highlands of Scotland:



Thankfully, Google and the National Parks Service today offered up free 360-degree tours of the National Parks. Coincidence, I think not.

I'm staying indoors after that shit.


zika virus STD Oh Good, The Terrifying Mosquito-Transmitted Zika Virus Is Now an STD
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The Zika virus is responsible for what the World Health Organization calls a global health crisis. The disease is spread by mosquito bites and can cause terrible birth defects like microencephaly when pregnant women are infected. It's also been linked to the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes the immune system to attack nerves. 

Until now it has only been a problem transmitted by mosquitos in South American countries. Now a person in the United States has caught the Zika virus on home turf. The good news is, we're probably not flooded with mosquitos that carry the virus (yet), the bad news is that it was sexually transmitted. According to NBC DFW:

The first person in Dallas County has been infected with the Zika virus without traveling outside the U.S., becoming the first person to acquire the virus in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient was infected through sexual contact, not through a mosquito bite, according to county health officials.


Nature is getty scary, guys, and who better to put that into words than Twitter. 


via @JasFly


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