Mosquitoes and Biological Warfare.


The construction of the Victoria Embankment in...

The construction of the Victoria Embankment in London, England. This section in the foreground is near the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple. Somerset House is in the background. The bridge is the old version of Waterloo Bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mosquitoes are whining summer pests.  In Minnesota, they’re called the Air Force. The Luftwaffe is probably more like it.

I am showing a humorous vein here; but there is some lack of humor.  A friend has Malaria, and I wish her a speedy recovery.

She’s recovering in London.  The irony is according to Frank McLynn‘s Hearts of Darkness, until 1800, you could get malaria in London.  It was only wiped out when the Thames Embankment was built.

Yes, Mosquitoes bring us Malaria, Yellow Fever, and here in Tucson West Nile.  So Mosquitoes violate all sorts of conventions about biological warfare.  What are we humans to do about it?

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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