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    Youyou Tu Essay

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    year’s Nobel Prize recipients is Youyou Tu. Tu is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist, medical scientist, and educator that found the cure for malaria. Her past researches has won awards on her hopes to attend the Chinese Academy of Science. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, malaria is a parasitic disease caused by a mosquito bite. Malaria was not known to have a cure. The symptoms are chills, fever, sweating; eventually leads into death. An interviewer from the New…

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    ability to protect themselves from malaria due to this trait. He also speaks of the connection between weather and diabetes. These are claims that can be supported by further evidence. On the other hand, Dr. Moalem provides claims that don’t seem to hold logically or scientifically. An example of this is found when he speaks of the connection…

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    ended up in refugee camps in which the hygiene was very poor and as a result, many diseases spread. Over a thousand wild animals relocated after the water rose in the dams. Because of the droughts in Africa, the supply of electricity had decreased. Malaria is a disease transmitted to humans by mosquitos, causes fever, anemia, and often-fatal complications. This disease affected 174 million people in sub-Saharan Africa in 2010. There has been a new study case that was conducted in sub-Saharan…

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    the Sickest, which discusses how organisms surpassed their challenges through methods of evolution or medicine. The human race evolved and used medicine to combat the environment and the invaders trying to enter their body. One form of invader was Malaria, a disease spread from host to host by female mosquitos. Some invaders are already embedded in our DNA like the disease hemochromatosis. This disease is inherited from ancestors and isn’t contagious unlike other invaders. Another disease,…

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    Pros And Cons Of DDT

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    countries where endemic diseases whose vectors can be eliminated by DDT are demanding its renewed use (Cox et al. 2007). In September 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the use of household spraying with DDT and other insecticides for malaria control. At that time, the WHO cited many reasons for using DDT for this purpose, including that DDT has a longer action time, and thus fewer household sprayings are needed, so that it is capable of repelling mosquitoes from inside…

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    Effects Of Chikungunya

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    In Panama, during the construction of the Panama Canal, Gorgas unleashed an extensive campaign against malaria. He had his men clear bushes and destroy potential breeding areas with large amounts of paraffin oil. Although Gorgas’ methods did help reduce the number of individuals who fell ill from malaria and yellow fever, his intense crusade on mosquitos was not an effective long-term public health solution. It was extremely expensive to maintain (it…

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    spread and perennial persistence of parasitic diseases in the population (Pullan and Brooker, 2008; Froeschke et al., 2010, Patz et al 2000). Plasmodium falciparum is the commonest specie of Plasmodium parasite responsible for the many cases of malaria morbidity and death reported in sub-Saharan Africa (Hay et al., 2000; WHO 2014)). Children and pregnant women are particularly susceptible to Plasmodium falciparum infection because of rudimentary and altered immunity respectively (Bull, Marsh.…

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    Gene Drive Effect

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    trait. Scientists have designed this in order to eliminate mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria and Zika virus, but also to control species invasion. However, as gene drives are extremely effective, an accidental release could have wide spread repercussions on the ecosystem. There are also various limitations involved with using a gene drive,…

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    DDT In Sub Sahara Africa

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    In Sub- Sahara Africa, malaria has killed four million citizens, and the number of cases have quadrupled since 1980. Unfortunately, Sub-Saharan countries can’t afford medication because it has a low economic growth rate. Since DDT is a very cheap and effective insecticide, governments in Sub- Sahara Africa use it to prevent malaria outbreaks. Even though DDT is cheap, it should not be used because it causes more harm than benefits: it has harmful chemicals that destroy the environment and kill…

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    Mosquitoes are among the most dangerous living creatures when it comes to the number of deaths they cause worldwide. Their ability to carry diseases and transmit them to humans causes thousands of deaths each year and in 2015 alone, malaria was responsible for 438,000 deaths. The statistics are scary when one compares the number of deaths from mosquito-borne diseases to that of the deadly Ebola virus, which has recently killed over 1,000 in central and west Africa. The puny size of the mosquito…

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