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Pill could make your blood deadly to mosquitoes | The Sacramento Bee

Blood drawn from people treated with three high doses of ivermectin, a medication used to fight parasites, kills mosquitoes, reports a study published Thursday in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The drug could be used to help fight the spread

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How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria - The New York Times

The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.