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Culex species mosquito biting a human hand. (Bob Dusek, USGS)

Culex species mosquito biting a human hand. (Bob Dusek, USGS)

Culex species mosquito biting a human hand. (Bob Dusek, USGS)

Vector-borne diseases (such as the Zika virus, which can be spread by aedes aegypti mosquitoes) account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)