Turns out, the most dangerous and deadly animal in the world, not man and not even a shark.
In fact, the majority of deaths of animals most often have little in common with them. Rather, the diseases they carry.
Of course, the quantitative assessment presented below, sometimes may differ significantly from the real situation, but the exact statistics of death caused by animals is not yet available to anyone.
Sharks — 6 deaths per year
Attacks on humans are quite rare. In 2014 there were only three deaths, and in 2015 — six.
Wolves — 10 deaths per year
Wolf attacks on humans are quite rare in parts of the world where they live. Ongoing research has shown that over the last 50 years happened only a few deaths in Europe and North America. However, in some regions of India the wolves killed an average of 10 people a year.
Lions — 22 deaths and more than a year
From year to year this figure is changing. A 2005 study showed that since 1990 in Tanzania, lions killed 563 persons, an average of 22 deaths per year. Of course, the deaths from lion attacks happening outside of Tanzania, but this number is unknown.
Elephants — 500 deaths per year
Elephants are also responsible for the annual loss of life in the National Geographic article from 2005 says that in the aftermath of the attacks of elephants killed 500 people a year. It is much more elephants were killed by humans.
Hippos — 500 deaths per year
For a long time, hippos were considered the most deadly animals in Africa. They are known for their aggressiveness towards people, and constantly upset the boat.
Tapeworms, or cestodes, and 700 deaths per year
From cysticercosis, which are infected by this parasite annually killed about 700 people.
Crocodiles — 1000 deaths per year
Currently, crocodiles are considered the largest animal, according to the Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations, responsible for most human deaths in Africa, although precise figures are not precisely known.
Roundworm — 4,500 deaths per year
According to the 2013 study, roundworms cause a disease called astorias, which annually kills approximately 4,500 people. The who notes that the contamination occurs in the small intestines of people and this disease affects more children than adults.
Tsetse — 10 thousand deaths per year
The tsetse fly is a carrier of sleeping sickness — parasitic infection, which is first a headache, begins fever, pain in joints and itching, and later can have serious neurological problems. The number of deaths each year is reduced. Now say about 10 thousand deaths a year.
Chimney — 12 thousand deaths
Chimney, which is also called “kissing bugs”, are vectors of Chagas disease, which kills on average about 12 thousand people a year. The pathogen enters the skin wound through the feces of the insect.
Freshwater snails — 20 thousand deaths per year
Freshwater snail is a carrier of parasitic worms that infect people with schistosomiasis. The disease causes severe abdominal pain and blood in the stool or urine. This disease infected millions of people, and, according to who estimates, from 20 to 200 thousand people die annually from schistosomiasis.
Dogs — 35 thousand deaths per year
Dogs infected with the rabies virus, are one of the most deadly animals in the world, although this virus can be prevented with vaccines. About 35 thousand deaths per year can be attributed to rabies and cause of 99% of these cases, according to who, are dogs.
Snake — 100 thousand deaths per year
As of 2015, from a snake bite to kill more than 100 thousand people. Moreover, in the world there is a shortage of the antidote.
People — 437 thousand deaths per year
According to the UN office on drugs and crime, in 2012, the world was about 437 thousand cases of murder, that makes you the second most deadly animal to humans. We have not yet the worst enemy to themselves, but very close to it.
Mosquitoes — 750 thousand deaths per year
The conscience of the pesky and annoying insects that suck the blood and thereby transmit the virus from person to person, the largest number of fatalities associated with animals. Malaria alone dies 350 thousand people, mainly in Africa South of the Sahara, although the disease is on the decline. Dengue fever — another disease spread by mosquitoes, has become the leading cause of hospitalization and death of many children in some countries of Asia and Latin America.
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