Return Of The Bible Plagues

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Return Of The Bible Plagues: Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  December 23, 2009

In the Bible, God is said to have sent swarms of flies upon the Egyptians. Nowadays swarms of mosquitoes still descend upon us. The females inject the malaria parasite, plasmodium, which reproduces rapidly in the blood. Recurring bouts of fever weaken the victims until they die. The danger of dying of malaria is particularly high in eastern Africa. At the Kenya Research Institute scientists are trying to establish what it is exactly that attracts mosquitoes.

In the Bible, God is said to have sent swarms of flies upon the Egyptians. Nowadays swarms of mosquitoes still descend upon us. The females inject the malaria parasite, plasmodium, which reproduces rapidly in the blood. Recurring bouts of fever weaken the victims until they die. The danger of dying of malaria is particularly high in eastern Africa. At the Kenya Research Institute scientists are trying to establish what it is exactly that attracts mosquitoes.

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