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Malaria 'completely stopped' by microbe - BBC News

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This article is interesting for the very different tactic of protecting mosquitos from malaria in order to protect people.

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Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria.

The team in Kenya and the UK say the finding has "enormous potential" to control the disease.

Malaria is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, so protecting them could in turn protect people.

The researchers are now investigating whether they can release infected mosquitoes into the wild, or use spores to suppress the disease.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52530828

 

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You beat me to it. I was going to post this under the title "Good things can come in small packages". :)

The annual death toll from malaria runs just under half a million. Great to see a potential solution. Some more information on malaria in general here. (It's from the WHO, so Trump supporters should look away now.)

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Great news,  Malaria is such a problem in so many countries, lets hope something comes from this and it can lead to an effective treatment that can be rolled out to the areas that need it.

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I hope they've investigated all other potentialities of releasing these microbes.
Too many disaster and zombie movies start out just like that.

Does that mean D Trump can have all the Hydroxychloroquine he wants now ?

I didn't realise that many people still died yearly from Malaria, and it's still that serious in the 21st century.
( malaria translates to 'bad air' ? )

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