Humans fall ill from diseases carried by all sorts of animals, but, in particular, insect-borne diseases pose increasing risks. Did you know mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal on earth? In this talk, Bruce Mann reviews what you need to know about the new diseases we’re seeing from the big three culprits—mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Bruce A. Mann, MD, FACP, is a board-certified internist, past UNM School of Medicine faculty member, and former Medicare medical director. He also has experience as a UNM researcher in several areas, including medicine and epidemiology. His focus is on explaining complex medical topics in easy-to-understand ways. He takes on this topic because he himself is a mosquito magnet who dares not step out of the house without DEET.