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Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa, 23 Sep 2020
Researchers in Uganda analyzed blood samples from patients treated with artemesinin, the primary medicine used for malaria in Africa in combination with other drugs. They found that by 2019, nearly 20 percent of the samples had genetic mutations suggesting the treatment was ineffective. Lab tests showed it took much longer for those patients to get rid of the parasites that cause malaria.
CDC | Drug Resistance in the Malaria-Endemic World
by Cat on Thu Oct 7th, 2021 at 02:41:16 AM EST
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These mosquitoes 'prefer to bite people.' Meet the INVASIVE insect RAVAGING the West Coast
Meet the invasive Aedes mosquito, an insect that really wants to bite you.
This Aedes, Aedes aegypti?
This Aedes scapularis?
That Aedes aegypti?
Or Aedes albopictus?
Originally from ASIA, the Aedes mosquito is thought to have made its way to California from a shipment of BAMBOO FROM CHINA [!] in 2001[?!], according to the Los Angeles Times.
introducing the "Malaria-Endemic World", SE Asia and Oceania, excluding Africa
Now, the population of the mosquito has grown so rapidly that numerous counties in the state are trying to control the population rather than eradicate it.
A MESSAGE from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grantees investigating "impenetrable" health supplies and "a typical" sub-Saharan Anopheles mosquito's cognitive capability:"That's why the Gates Foundation's $2 billion investment in eradicating malaria includes support for high-tech approaches, such as genetically-modified 'friendly' mosquitos that don't carry [parasites that cause] malaria, and a malaria vaccine that can protect people from the disease parasites wherever they go."
But what makes these mosquitoes so much MORE TERRIFYING than others? Their preference for biting humans.
"Compared to the native mosquitoes here, they can actually be more resistant to a lot of the pesticides we put out in our yard," he said. "Our fear is that the resistance will be built up enough where it's not as effective."
3.500 different mosquito species
by Cat on Thu Oct 14th, 2021 at 11:41:07 AM EST
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