Deadlier than sharks

On the figures, mosquitoes are deadlier than sharks, killing and disabling more people by far. Beware the humble mosquito.

Shark culture

The majority of shark bites are not immediately fatal and are prone to infection by the bacteria found in and around shark teeth. A group from northeastern Brazil captured bull & tiger sharks to find out what bacteria were present on their teeth (Interaminense JA et al. J Med Microbiol 2010; 59:941-7).