Malaria Vaccine Spread Through Mosquitoes Themselves

Medical researchers are developing an innovative way of delivering malaria vaccine:

In a daring experiment in Europe, scientists used mosquitoes as flying needles to deliver a "vaccine" of live malaria parasites through their bites. The results were astounding: Everyone in the vaccine group acquired immunity to malaria; everyone in a non-vaccinated comparison group did not, and developed malaria when exposed to the parasites later.


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I've said a long time ago the leaders should have started a worldwide campain to eradicate the mosquito. Today, the genes could be modified to cause death or sterility and be spread thru the mos breeding. Far more important than going to space.
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I thought the best way to spread a vaccine/cure for sexually transmitted diseases would be to make the cure/vaccine sexually transmitted (perhaps via virus that kils the disease but is harmless to people?)

It's a bit sci-fi, but if it could be done, i think the cure/vaccine would spread to more people and more quickly than medical personel could distribute it.
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I'd just like to rain on everyones parade and point out that the mosquitos aren't actually delivering any kind of vaccine. The study just made sure the participants were protected from malaria (via quinine or whatever) while they let malaria bugs bite them, which stimulated the body's natural tendency to form an immunity against it.
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Malaria sucks but if you've got access to medical treatment, it's not really all that bad or life threatening, so yeah, cash compensation would do it.

This is such a brilliant idea. If only this worked on AIDS.
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