List of deadliest animals to humans
This is a list of the deadliest animals to humans worldwide, measured by the number of humans killed per year. Different lists have varying criteria and definitions, so lists from different sources disagree and can be contentious.[clarification needed] This article contains a compilation of lists from several reliable sources.
|Source: CNET||Source: Business Insider||Source: BBC News|
|2||Humans (homicides only)||475,000||Humans (homicides only)||437,000||Snakes||50,000|
|5||Tsetse flies||10,000[B]||Freshwater snails||>20,000||Crocodiles||1,000|
|6||Assassin bugs||10,000[C]||Assassin bugs||12,000||Hippopotamuses||500|
|7||Freshwater snails||10,000[D]||Tsetse flies||10,000|
|9||Ascaris roundworms||2,500||Ascaris roundworms||2,500|
- Mosquitoes do not kill humans directly. Rather, they are a vector that transmits mosquito-borne diseases.
- Tsetse flies do not kill humans directly. Rather, they are a vector that transmits sleeping sickness.
- Assassin bugs do not kill humans directly. Rather, they are a vector that transmits Chagas disease.
- Freshwater snails do not kill humans directly. Rather, they are a vector that transmits a variety of tropical diseases.
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