Mosquito Bytes

 

1. Mosquito alert
2. Whining in your ear
3. Malaria
4. Illnesses expand (Dengue)
5. Death to mosquitoes
6. Climate change=more disease?
7. Advice for the weary (repellent pictured)
8.Stop already! (Q & A)

 

RELATED WHY FILES:
Sex and the single (malarial) parasite.

The West Nile Virus spreads.

Old and new infectious deseases.

PAPER:
(To swat where no human has ever swatted before):
Blood, Sex, and the Mosquito, Marc Klowden, BioScience, 5/95, pp. 326-31.

Changes in Weight Gain and Anemia Attributable to Malaria in Tanzanian Children Living under Holoendemic Conditions, Clive Shiff et al, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 90: 1996, in press.

Community-based Sale, Distribution, and Insecticide Impregnation of Mosquito Nets in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania, A.M Makemba, Health Policy and Planning, 1995, Vol. 10, pp. 50-59.

Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States (Institute of Medicine), eds. Joshua Lederberg et al, National Academy Press, 1992.

Genetically Engineered Resistance to Dengue-2 Virus Transmission in Mosquitoes, K.E. Olson et al, Science 5/10/96, pp. 884-6.

Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Jonathan Patz, et al, Journal of the American Medical Association, 1/17/96, pp. 217-23.

Imported Dengue -- United States, 1993-1994, (from Morbidity and Mortality weekly report), Journal of the American Medical Association, 7/12/95, pp. 113.

Keeping Mosquitoes Healthy for Humans' Sake, Tina Adler, Science News, 5/11/96, pp. 295.

Malaria's Genetic Game of Cloak and Dagger, Natalie Angier, The New York Times, 8/22/95, pp. C1.

Mauling Mosquitoes Naturally, Tina Adler, Science News, 4/27/96, pp. 270-71.

Mosquito, Andrew Spielman and Michael D'Antonio, Hyperion, 2001.

Mosquito-transmitted malaria in New York City, 1993, Marcelle Layton et al, The Lancet, 9/16/95, pp. 729-31.

Special Section: Malaria Research, Science, 20 October, 2000, pp. 428-41 (policy, African research, vaccines, drugs, genome sequencing, mosquito engineering).

ELECTRONIC:

Learn more about Malaria.

Historical timeline of insect control.

Malaria and Travelers' health.

NIAID's fact sheet on Dengue Fever

Meet the swarming humanoids who sweated blood to create this work of art.

 

 

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