Dear Amy: What is the most dangerous type of bug on the planet, and where is it found? — Kenny, Brandon, Fla.
Dear Kenny: The world’s deadliest bug is a lot more common than you might think. The female anopheles mosquito can carry many diseases, including malaria, which causes between 1 and 3 million deaths each year. To find out more about the most dangerous insects, visit factmonster.com/
spot/insects1.html. Although malaria isn’t common in the U.S., mosquitoes can transmit other diseases. It’s a good idea to wear insect repellent and clothes that loosely cover your body when you’re outside in the evening. For more mosquito safety tips, visit cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails
Dear Amy: How many people are on the Internet right now? — Andjhde, New Dehli, India
Dear Andjhde: According to internetworldstats.com/stats.htm, there are currently more than 2.2 billion Internet users globally. Asia has the most Internet users, but North America has the highest percentage of the population online at nearly 80 percent. There isn’t any way to know how many people are online at a given moment, but I’m guessing it’s a lot!
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