Contact Us

The Deadliest Creature On Earth Spreads Virus

Mosquito
iStock

The deadliest creature on earth has been causing us human beings trouble for a very long time! They kill over 725,000 people a year, every year! Take a quick guess as to what this creature is.They are known to be major carriers of yellow and dengue fever, encephalitis and malaria. Yes, the mosquito is the planet’s deadliest creature!

And now, the Center for Disease Control has confirmed that a new virus has emerged on the mosquitoes list.  The chikungunya virus, has been found in 30 states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, with most cases showing up in Florida, with four cases being reported recently in Boston.

The disease itself was discovered about 60 years ago in Africa. Symptoms include days of headache, muscle pain and joint stiffness, fever and rash. No deaths are related to chikungunya. The CDC suggests plenty of rest, fluids, and medication like ibuprofen to relieve fever and pain.

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!