Because of their relationship to dangerous human parasites, insects have been responsible for the death of more people than all other animals put together. Confirmation of this astounding statement can be seen in the close relationship between houseflies and typhoid fever, between rat fleas and plague, tsetse flies and sleeping sickness, and that between mosquitoes and yellow fever and malaria.
©1930 by Iowa State Teachers College
Abbott, Roy L.
"Insects and Man,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 2:
9, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol2/iss9/8