August 23, 1992 |
As a measure of the trouble here in what might otherwise be called paradise, Barnabus Bana has a wanted poster tacked up on the wall of his front porch for a dreaded family of miscreants. They go by the name of Anopheles, come out just after dark and put the bite on just about anyone. We're talking mosquitoes, of course. And if they get you, here in the Solomon Islands, the odds are you'll go down - and go down hard. What the place lacks in crime, it makes up for in malaria, which is why the wanted poster on Bana's front porch for anopheline mosquitoes says, "Wanted dead.
October 18, 2000 |
Atlanta Hawks center Dikembe Mutombo has a mild case of malaria and will likely miss the beginning of the NBA's regular season. "It's not life-threatening, it's not career-threatening," Hawks general manager Pete Babcock said yesterday. "It sounds terrible, but it's really like a bad case of the flu. " Mutombo was hospitalized with a fever Monday in Springfield, Mass., where the Hawks played in the NBA Hall of Fame exhibition game against the Boston Celtics. Babcock said the team learned Mutombo had the disease at halftime of Monday's game.
July 7, 2010
PolyMedix Inc., a small biotechnology company in Radnor, said today that it received a grant valued at $500,000 in the first year, and up to $4 million over five years, to develop compounds for the treatment of malaria. The grant from the National Institutes of Health supports development of compounds that are intended to reduce drug resistance, which has been a problem with treating the disease. Continuation of the grant depends on satisfactory performance and availability of funds, the company said in a written statement.
October 4, 2008 |
If only the mosquitoes in many poor countries were as timid as the ones buzzing shyly around the hall at Philadelphia's William B. Mann School. But because they aren't, because they bite with a fatal ferocity and regularity, the Nothing But Nets campaign spent the morning at the Wynnefield school yesterday, teaching children about mosquito-borne malaria and one strategy for preventing it. "When I found out [about malaria], I was sad and I thought I was going to cry," said 9-year-old Kaylah Fortson Rannels.
March 5, 2009 |
Montgomery County schoolgirl Aliza Glatter was honored last night in New York for placing second in an international campaign to help stop the spread of malaria. Glatter, 13, of Fort Washington, raised money to buy protective netting for 1,400 people in countries where malaria is transmitted by mosquito bites while people sleep. She beat out all but one of 261 competitors in the online contest based on basketball's March Madness. Only a team of adults from Boston did better, contest officials said.
August 22, 1993 |
Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was diagnosed yesterday as suffering from malaria, and doctors expected her to remain in intensive care. The Roman Catholic nun was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences after she came to New Delhi on Friday to receive the Rajiv Gandhi National Amity award. Mother Teresa, who will turn 83 Friday, was in stable condition with a mild fever and nausea, the hospital said. A blood test showed she was struck by malaria, an infectious tropical disease characterized by high fever, severe chills and enlargement of the spleen.
March 28, 2001
Jaw-dropping astonishment was our first reaction to former state Democratic chairman Ed Mezvinsky's claim that the financial shenanigans leading to his indictment last week on 66 fraud counts had been caused by the anti-malaria medicine he had been taking. That was our second and third reactions, too. The claim is eerily similar to Dan White's. He was the San Francisco supervisor who, when tried for the murder of Mayor George Moscone and fellow Supervisor Harvey Milk, said his junk-food diet had so deranged him that he should be acquitted on the basis of temporary insanity.
December 8, 1990 |
OH POTTED PALM If you're an environmentally conscious person faced with the annual quandary of whether to buy a recyclable wood or reusable plastic Christmas tree, here's another option. "There's no question that having a live Christmas tree is the greenest thing to do," says Joel Makower, publisher of the monthly Green Consumer Letter. But, he adds, a living indoor holiday tree need not resemble a towering forest pine. "A small potted plant will do. " But how to get all those presents underneath a cactus?
October 17, 1991 |
In response to a recent malaria scare, the Camden County Mosquito Commission has set out traps to monitor the mosquito population. Four cases of malaria were confirmed in Gloucester Township and in Sicklerville last month, but no new cases have been reported since Sept. 19, officials said. The cases were the first confirmed in Camden County in 50 years, said Dr. Jung Cho of the county Health Department. Howard Emerson, superintendent of the Mosquito Commission, said traps to monitor the mosquito population had been set up in Albion, Blackwood and Cedarbrook.
December 29, 2013 |
A 65-year-old avid gardener worked hard every summer maintaining his wooded property in rural New Jersey. He would spend hours outdoors, trimming trees and bushes, mulching and landscaping, and invariably would be bitten by insects. He considered that a small price to pay for the great pleasure of communing with nature. He also had grown accustomed to aches and pains after a strenuous day in the yard. This year, however, he felt more uncomfortable than usual. After several weeks of treating himself with a buffet of over-the-counter pain remedies, he became concerned when he developed night sweats and increasing fatigue.