argylesock says… I’m a day late with this reblog. How many more people have died of malaria in that day?
Today is World Mosquito Day and we commemorate the discovery back in 1897 of the link between mosquitoes and malaria. Since this discovery major progress has been achieved in malaria control with insecticide treated bednets, but the growing threat of insecticide resistance threatens these gains. Marta Tufet, International Activities Adviser at the Trust, explains more.
I lay on my bed in a Ugandan hotel at 3am for the fourth night in a row, with the incessant sound of a mosquito buzzing in my ear, clearly not fully satisfied despite having feasted on much of my body already. My sleep-deprived brain kept flashing images of “how to” guides for making bed-net out of hotel curtains juxtaposed with visions of mosquito armies lining up by my bed to take revenge for the years I spent dissecting their relatives at the Imperial College insectary in a stubborn quest to understand the intricate details…
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