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Mosquitoes and global warming

Small is powerful, when more in number!

Today malaria is a big burden of economically poor developing countries of the temperate region of the world. Western nations, most of which are geographically at latitudes where temperature is much cooler generally are free from the problem of malaria (hence lucky!).

But as said, if you get a infection in your toe and if you don’t take care of it in time, the infection might spread to remaining part of your body; the same principle probably applies in case of our planet too, we will have to suffer from all the harmful consequences together, some earlier and some later. There is no escape unless you move the civilisation to other planets like Mars. May be that’s the hidden agenda for countries competing for space mission, alike the wars conducted by powerful nations for crude oil. Continue reading Mosquitoes and global warming

Why some people don’t get malaria?

Malaria is one of the most fierce epidemic around the world for ages. The tiny mosquitoes carry the protozoans of various types of malaria are no less accusable than any nasty ruler on earth who kills massive number of humans. However, few people all over the globe are found to show some sort of resistance to this deadly disease.

Who are these lucky ones? Well they are the individuals who carry genes of certain diseases, namely thalassemia or sickle cell anemia. In both of these disease conditions, some people are found to be carrier (or in medical term ‘heterozygous’) of the disease and don’t get the disease (thalassemia or sickle cell anemia) fully. These carriers are found to to be resistant to malaria and are not affected seriously. Heterozygotes of thalasemia or or sickle cell anemia are also sometimes referred as ‘traits’.

This is an unique play of mother nature, she gives a specific gene to cause a disease, and on the other hand protects the same individual from another disease.

"When spraying, don't chase the mosquito,...
“When spraying, don’t chase the mosquito, use as directed and control malaria.” World War 2. Selected by Kathleen.

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