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My brush with the 'winged scourge'

“Shit, do I have malaria?”

That was one of my first thoughts upon returning to the United States from Uganda in late July. I remember thinking that as I was waiting in the customs line at JFK airport in New York City. 530 kata lagi

Medical School: Year 2

Sweet Dreams - Vacations, Dinner, and Shopping

Because I am posted in a country where I might contract malaria, I have been given an antimalarial medication called, “Mefloquine”. One of the side effects of this medication is lucid dreaming. 328 kata lagi

Peace Corps

Progress in Malaria Research

Steps have been taken in sub-Saharan Africa in an attempt to increase the areas of irrigated agriculture. The development of more crops such as rice, corn and sugarcane provides food security for the continent, but as it unfortunately turns out, also provides an ideal habitat for malaria mosquito larvae. 274 kata lagi

ICGEB researchers adopt a novel approach to drug discovery

Researchers from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Delhi have found a novel route to discover new drug targets and potential drugs for parasites that cause several diseases such as Loa loa nematode (roundworm) and Schistosoma mansoni platyhelminths (flatworm). 569 kata lagi

Health

DRC365 #339

Malaria test. Living and traveling across the tropics means you are prone to catching malaria. Three times it crossed our path in Congo and each time we learnt to spot the signs and seek immediate treatment. 31 kata lagi

Humanitarian Aid Work

A mutation theory: the sickle-cell gene

By the seventh century, the incidence of the sickle-cell gene would have built up to levels sufficient to provide the population  with considerable protection against malaria; initially the introduction of agricultural methods and ways of life would have increased the incidence of malaria. 396 kata lagi

History

Instagram: Fumigation

via @peacecorpsnicaragua: #repost @eallennilsen: “#INeverKnew how dangerous #mosquitoes were. In the tropics, OFF just doesn’t cut it.
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Peace Corps Nicaragua