With summer break approaching for kids, parents are looking to the great outdoors to find a healthy source of fun. There are plenty of activities to keep families busy, between parks, sports, and festivals. Whether as a parent or just someone who enjoys the great outdoors, the last thing you want to worry about are bug bites.
Your mosquito bites may be annoying and painful, but they’re also dangerous. Check out this article I found recently…
Pulling Malaria from Mosquitoes to Fight Disease
The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 9, 2009; 3:03 AM
“WASHINGTON– Think your job’s tedious? Try beheading 100 mosquitoes an hour.
Gently, no smushing allowed. Malaria parasites lurk in these mosquitoes’ salivary glands, and a small company on the outskirts of the nation’s capital needs them unharmed for a dramatic test – attempting the first live vaccine to fight malaria.
A global push is on to eradicate this ancient scourge, and increasingly scientists are exploring how to use the mosquito itself to help – not just with the vaccine research but also, conversely, by breeding insects that are less able to spread malaria. “
The article mentions some scary statistics. Nearly a quarter-billion people get malaria each year, and it kills almost 1 million.
While malaria is not a problem in the U.S., the West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease are.
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