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    EP questionaire on the GM mosquito Survey
    hi i am doing my ep on the GM mosquito and would really appreciate people filling out this very short questionnaire,
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    Are you referring to this: Defeating dengue with GM mosquitoes - University of Oxford ?

    And what is an "EP"?
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    7. What form of information do you find most accessible?
    I am surprised you don't include video/youtube in the list, as that seems to be the default method form most companies and organizations to deliver product information, user guides, etc.
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    Hi sorry I didn't elaborate, The GM mosquito is a fairly new development that is still going through trials, it is a mosquito that has been modified so it can no longer transmit malaria. therefore hoping to reduce the amount of new malaria cases as if it cannot be transmitted you break the cycle of reinfection an ep is an extended project where you research a topic of interest to you and can then produce an artifact ( i am going to produce a leaflet or booklet of some sort)
    it is really important that as many people as possible fill out the questionnaire,
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    Thanks that is a good idea about videos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    7. What form of information do you find most accessible?
    I am surprised you don't include video/youtube in the list, as that seems to be the default method form most companies and organizations to deliver product information, user guides, etc.
    Yikes. It the very last place I go because mostly they are repackaged and heavily biased infomercials to scam people.

    I was surprised online science magazines and articles wasn't an option.
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    Can those with the sickle cell be carriers?
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    it's true that being a carrier of unusual haemoglobin may help protect against malaria, particularly during childhood, which explains why these genes are more common in areas where malaria has been widespread. but people ith sickle cell can still get malaria
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    Once one "gets malaria" does it ever go away, or is it a lifelong infection?

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    Can an infected person ever completely rid themselves of the plasmodium parasite?
    Or, are they lifelong carriers of the male and female plasmodia?

    Then, only by neutralizing the Anopheles mosquito can malaria be controled?

    Is the gut of the female anopheles mosquito the only place where the plasmodia breed?
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    no not always as there are several vaccines/ medical cures however often this is unsuccessful in the developing world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
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    Can an infected person ever completely rid themselves of the plasmodium parasite?
    Or, are they lifelong carriers of the male and female plasmodia?
    Yes, you can completely rid yourself of the parasite with treatment, but I'm not sure if the body will get rid of it on its own. However, if the culprit is Plasmodium vivax or P. ovale, the organism can lie dormant in the liver for long periods of time and then cause a relapse. If this is the case, additional treatment with primaquine needs to be utilized in order to completely get rid of the organism.

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    Then, only by neutralizing the Anopheles mosquito can malaria be controled?
    Pretty much. Either that, or by avoiding mosquito bites altogether, which isn't very practical. We got rid of them here in the United States in the 50's, and thus, eradicated malaria by reducing their habitat, using sprays, etc.

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    Is the gut of the female anopheles mosquito the only place where the plasmodia breed?
    I think so.
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