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The Worst Animal in the World

Every year, as many as 400 million people are infected with life-threatening diseases by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It wasn’t always so dangerous.

Virus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals

China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. Now another coronavirus is spreading through China, prompting calls to permanently ban the sale of wildlife.