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Mosquito-spread immunization

Use mosquitos to spread vaccines
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Not certain if the quantity of fluid would be adequate, but why couldn't we use mosquitos to spread vaccines for common 3rd world ailments like yellow fever, mumps, etc in places where needles and doctors are rare?
RayfordSteele, Dec 31 2001

Mosquito: A Natural History of Our Most Persistent and Deadly Foe http://thedailychan.../books/mosquito.htm
This is a great book.  I bought it because I heard the author interviewed last summer on NPR.  He considers the mosquito to be a pretty bad critter, indeed. [bristolz, Jan 03 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Looks like they're trying something like this.. https://www.nih.gov...uito-vaccine-tested
Hmm... [RayfordSteele, May 22 2021]


       It sounds familiar to me, too.   

       Mosquitos don't put fluid in, they take fluid out. In the process, some leaks sometimes, but not even as much as a small shot would be.   

       Besides, it would be impossible to train them to land at 'refill' stations to reload.
StarChaser, Dec 31 2001

       What's with all the newbies?
thumbwax, Jan 01 2002

       hypothetically speaking....what if the skeeter carrying West Nile Virus got to the horse before the skeeter carrying the vaccine?
Susen, Jan 01 2002

       PeterSealy, I've seen HB mentioned in the links section in this months PCformat (UK edition). May account for some.
dare99, Jan 01 2002

       UnaBubba: As I said, some backwash occurrs. It's not enough to be a vaccination, even though it's enough to infect someone with a disease. <I doubt it's one bite that does it anyway...>
StarChaser, Jan 03 2002

       When I sit basking
On this flat stone resting
The mosquitoes are biting
And biting, and biting
And vaccinating.
neelandan, Jan 03 2002


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