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Fungus to prevent malaria

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    I have a new idea which will help combat the spread of malaria. Why not spray mosquitoes with a modified fungus that delivers compounds targeted to the parasite. The fungus will attack mosquitoes, so they modify the fungi using a human antibody and a scorpion toxin, both of which specifically target the malaria causing parasite and block its development.
    The fungus can also be used to treat other insect carried diseases, such as Lyme disease or dengue fever, by targeting the fungus for the particular insect.
Dr. Gibbson
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