In one of the most foolish things I’ve seen in a while, French animal-rights activist and anti-specist, Aymeric Caron said, “People should not kill mosquitoes but allow them to take blood donations”?!

Even other activists say he’s gone too far.

Never mind the great number of pathogens–malaria, yellow fever, dengue and a slew of others.

In this podcast, I look at what Caron said and some of the astounding numbers as it pertains to mosquito-borne illness and death.

Lyme and other tickborne diseases: ‘We need a national public-private strategy’

Lyme disease: A military experiment gone wrong?

Bangladesh: A Record Dengue Season

Japanese encephalitis and the new vaccine recommendations

Bolivia hemorrhagic fever outbreak: What is Chapare virus?

Philippines dengue update: A national alert, ‘states of calamity’

Malaria epidemic in Venezuela: 2.5 million cases predicted for 2020

Malaria drug resistance: An alternative for detection in the field

Asian longhorned ticks with Maria Diuk-Wasser, PhD