Mosquitoes Fight Malaria

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Mosquitoes fight malaria, as reported in Science, vol. 303, p2030, 26 March 2004 and Nature Science Update, 26 Mar 2004. Mosquitoes spread malaria by drinking blood from an infected person and then injecting the malaria parasites into another person when they seek another meal of blood. Between the two bites the malaria parasites move from the mosquito’s intestine to its salivary glands. Some mosquitoes are able to prevent malaria parasites moving to the salivary glands and these insects will not spread the disease. Scientists at the Europeans Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, have found genes that control the mosquito’s immune system and enable it to kill parasites in its intestine. Not all mosquitoes, even within the same species have the genes.

Editorial Comment: This study is evidence that diseases like malaria are the result of degeneration rather than evolution. In the original good world that God mosquitoes could get all their nutrients from plants and they all would have been able to keep malaria organisms under control. After the Fall and Noah’s flood, when all living creatures degenerated and plants were not as nutritious, female mosquitoes started biting people in order to get iron and protein to lay their eggs. Those mosquitoes that could no longer control malaria organisms injected the parasites into humans and a vicious cycle of transferring malaria from mosquitoes to people and back to mosquitoes began. (Ref. mosquitoes, genes, malaria)

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