The deadliest animal in the world isn’t the shark, bear or the human being.
It is the mosquito.
This past week, the Empire has published a series of stories on the spread of the Zika virus to Miami, where city officials have begun a mammoth chemical-spraying campaign to combat an outbreak of the virus that causes horrific birth defects.
Zika is warm milk compared to diseases like yellow fever, dengue and encephalitis.
Every year, mosquito-borne diseases kill 725,000 human beings, and another 200 million people are sickened, sometimes for days at a time.