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    Friday, July 23, 2010

    End Malaria: Elimination of Malaria : New Hope - Malaria Proof Mosquito


    Malaria, the deadly diseases, which still causes a large number of death specially in the Africa and South Asia region. Lots of procedures have been taken to eliminate this deadly diseases at different times in different location of the world... but – you know the result – it still goes on.

    Initially the prevention step was using anti Mosquito chemical agents:
    Initially to produce this anti mosquito propellant lots of CFC was used in a large area which directly causes serious harm in terms of Global Warming. Initially it was not a known issue so Chemical anti mosquito spray were used widely – USA (almost) get rid of this Mosquito vector born diseases, but most of the world is still suffering from this diseases!!

    Next step were development of vaccine → and this effort also last in Failure.

    Now... Malaria is happening in regular basis in selective region.

    New Hope:: The First Malaria-Proof Mosquito

    yes, Now for the first time, University of Arizona entomologists have succeeded in genetically altering mosquitoes in a way that renders them completely immune to the parasite, a single-celled organism called Plasmodium – The Malaria causing agent. The researchers, from the University of Arizona, introduced a gene that affected the insect's gut, meaning the malaria parasite could not develop.

    And now they are trying to replace all wild mosquito with this Lab developed one. The gene (altered gene) will continue vertically and chronically wild mosquito will be replaced by this Lab developed mosquitoes.

    (hope it'll end in success and one day Malaria will be topic in the History Book only!!)

    Other studies:
    Alteration of olfactory receptor and molecular, neuronal and physiological basis of insect chemoreception and behavior. Its in the research process and is success will not cause development in not only Malarial elimination but also elimination of other vector born diseases like Kala azar, Chagus diseases & others.
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