Mosquitoes: 750,000 deaths per year
Mosquitoes are responsible for the most animal-related deaths-the nasty bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person. Malaria alone accounts for more than half of mosquito-related deaths, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, although it is on the decline: malaria incidence fell by 37% between 2000 and 2015. Mosquitoes kill an average of 1 million people every year.
Snakes: 100,000 deaths per year
As of 2015, snake bites kill more than 100,000 people per year. Worse still, an essential antivenom has a disturbing shortage. Snakes kill an average of 50,000 humans per year from snakebite.
Dogs: 35,000 deaths a year
Dogs, especially dogs infected with the rabies virus, are one of the deadliest animals out there, although vaccines can prevent the virus. Approximately 35,000 deaths can be attributed to rabies, 99 percent of are caused by dogs.
Freshwater Snails: 20,000 + deaths per year
They transform parasitic worms which cause a disease called schistosomiasis that can cause intense abdominal pain and blood in the stool or urine, depending on the area affected. Millions of people are infected, and schistosomiasis can be attributed anywhere between 20,000 and 200,000 deaths.
Tsetse Flies: 10,000 deaths per year
Tsetse fly bites cause a disease called sleeping sickness, a parasitic infection that may initially lead to headaches, fever, joint pain, and itchiness, but may later lead to serious neurological problems. The number of deaths has decreased. The estimated number of annual deaths is also likely to decline with about 10,000 new cases now reported each year.
Crocodiles: 1,000 deaths a year
Crocodiles are now considered the big animal responsible for the most human deaths in Africa, although concrete numbers are difficult to collect.
Tapeworms: 700 deaths a year
The tapeworm is responsible for an infection called cysticercosis, which kills an estimated 700 people a year, moving to parasites.
Hippopotamuses: 500 deaths a year
Hippos have long been considered the deadliest animal in Africa. Hippos, including tipping over boats, are known to be aggressive towards humans.
Elephants: 500 deaths a year
Elephants are also responsible for a number of deaths per year in elephant attacks that killed 500 people a year.
Lions:250 deaths per year
Estimates also vary from year to year for lion - related deaths. 563 people in Tanzania alone have been killed by lions since 1990, an average of about 22 a year. An average of 250 people per year is killed by lions.
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