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One of the most positive things about Iceland is that mosquitoes are not found here. That’s something we can be very grateful about, as those small flies are by far the most deadly animals on earth , spreading diseases that kill around 830.000 humans every year in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and much of Asia. In other temperate and developed countries, mosquito bites have in recent decades mostly been an irritating nuisance but still causing some deaths each year . UPDATE 4. June 2018: Photos, video: The black swarms of midges are back at Mývatn. With last year’s widespread outbreak of the Zika virus the focus is back on mosquitoes in areas that had previously gotten r... Full story

11 July