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One pesticide in particular became the target: DDT. It was dangerously sprayed outside indiscriminately. But used inside in small quantities it was very effective against malaria. Environmentalists campaigned for governments around the world to ban it. What nobody realised at the time was the unintended consequences that might have. What the Green Movement Got Wrong, Channel 4 2010
Malaria is still one of the biggest problems facing mankind. Professor Joy Ridenberg
What if we could genetically modify the mosquito? ibid.
The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world. Bill Gates
[The parasite that causes malaria] edges through the cells of the stomach wall of the mosquito and forms a cyst which grows and eventually bursts to release hundreds of ‘sporozoites’ into the body cavity of the mosquito ... As far as we can tell, the parasite does not harm the mosquito ... It has always seemed to me, though, that these growing cysts ... must at least give the mosquito something corresponding to a stomach-ache. Marston Bates
Over the past 25 years, the disease has become endemic in more than 100 countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, which with 90% of deaths holds the world record, malaria is the leading cause of death and the number of cases increased by 40% over the past 25 years. In the time it takes to utter the word ‘malaria’, 10 children will become infected. Massimo Alberizzi
There are lots of unpleasant creatures in the Tropics, but the deadliest by far is the mosquito. It has killed more people than anything else in history. Now it carries Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, but also Malaria. Michael Mosley, The Story of Science: Proof & Passion, BBC 2010
Malaria has killed more people than any other disease ... And still kills one million people a year. Pandemic: A Horizon Guide, BBC 2012
Malaria: the worldwide eradication plan had failed. ibid.
Malaria has received only scant attention. ibid.
Malaria caused by the Anopheles mosquito is everywhere. Luis Bunuel, Las Hurdes, Land Without Bread, 1933
Evidence suggests he may well have had malaria when he died. Was this the cause of his death? … The femur, the largest bone in the human body, is completely snapped … This catastrophic injury would have almost certainly been fatal. Dan Snow et al, The Tutankhamun Mystery, Channel 5 2020