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July 16, 2009
Scientists debate reasons for global spread of malaria

The war against malaria — the parasitic illness transmitted by mosquitos that kills more than one million people each year — remains a huge global health problem. One of the biggest challenges in fighting malaria is drug resistance.

For more, watch the Signature Story “Cambodia fears growing resistance to malaria drugs.”

Michael Novacek, the provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, joins Martin Savidge to discuss fears that deforestation and global warming are contributing to the spread of malaria, as well as what scientists are doing to fight the disease.

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#2

“Mother Nature” i.e., the creative force, recoils back on us for our unnatural live styles. Deforestation and too much burning are but a couple of the unnatural acts we propogate.

#1

With regards to the malaria drug resistance problem, I wish someone and/or WorldFocus would look into the research of Jim Humble and his treatments of Malaria victims with MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) and find out the real truth as to whether this product could actually help the situation and inform us of the findings.

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