@Dave They tend to get their diseases from Carriers, which those Sea Mosquitoes were prone to head for when sighted...
Well played, sir. Well played.
All kinds of nasty diseases: Shingles (with stuff on em), Swabbies, Airdales and worst of all, Brass of all stripes.
Personally I served on a bubble-boat babysitter (Sub tender, USS Proteus AS-19, now scrap) and so stayed in port most of the time. Due to the types of work I did, aside from Damage Control Team was welder, asbestos removal and various radiation work. So while I have to deal with problems resulting from a munched spine, Via the Navy, as a benefit: I do not need a nightlight!
While we learned how to pack tight, I do not think I can compete with the Mosquito as far as light baggage or personal space needed!