Originally Posted by eupa
Very interesting and I dont know the answer -I have suffered from Malaria on two occassions as my blood is really liked by mosquitos. The mosquito- dont foget it is only the female species that is looking for your blood as she needs it to fertilize her eggs- ( I suppose that must have something to do with it?)
The mosquito homes in your exhaled CO2 and 'tests' your blood to see if its suitable . The question that comes to mind then is if 'a mosquito samples an HIV positive blood- does the mosquito get AIDS??' - or does it have an imune system?? Could the lowly mosquito be telling us something on how to cure HIV infections?
Anyway change of subject for about th 3rd time Codders , how is the tub going??
Interesting thought and thought reversal on the "if they dont get it, then why not" Or else they do get it or else it doesnt matter if they get it or not but do they transmit it.
I am led to believe that their proboscus has two ducts, one to withdraw blood and the other to replace withs its own salive as in same volume to prevent being stuck by vacuume to the victim.
Again, the mossie has to make this saliva and I do not know much about Micro Biology but that can be quite a bellyfull of infected blood, if not the same weight of the mossie or more.
We are talking about mixing fluids, saliva and blood and the dirty needle syndrome. SO is infection by volume or what..
Its going to take alot of convincing for me to change my mind.
Meanwhile, there are tens of Millions dying each year from it.
Its not all from Drug addiction or sex, there has to be more to it.
There may not be much w can do about it, but if it is the case, there may be a cure in there somewhere as Jonathon mentioned.
We know that DDT does not help.
Furthermore with Increases in CO2 and the Mossie homing in, they will have to sharpen their infra red detection but the problem will get worse
Well done Ireland on Triple crown, though the bloody scots didnt give in easily...