- Sharks are responsible for only ten human deaths/year. We kill up to 273,000,000 sharks/year.
- Through a freshwater snail, a parasitic flat worm, is said to kill 10,000 of us/year through a disease called schistosomiasis (also known, as bilharzia, snail fever and Katayama fever). Worse, another source cites 200,000 deaths/year. How can two sources be so different? That is the nature of infotech today. I haven't hiked recently in Hawaii, but I recall seeing warning signs for schistosomiasis. They gotta still be there.
- Dogs kill 25,000 people/year. There is no movement to eliminate dogs as pets, although pit bulls and rottweilers are having a tough time. Most dog-caused deaths outside of the USA are the result of rabies, and reports of up to 55,000/year have been reported. Again, a large discrepancy.
- While we are responsible for nearly half a million intentional homicides/year, even with the most guns/capita (no country is even close to us), the USA is nowhere near the top, and, in fact, we have only between a fifth to a tenth the murder rate of some countries in Central America.
** As suspected, The Big Q results of:
Is it time for Hawaii to declare a state of emergency over the dengue outbreak, spread by mosquitos: