Flick, Don’t Smush

From the New England Journal of Medicine, via AP via BoingBoing:

Flicking away pesky mosquitoes may be better than swatting the bloodsucking insects, which can risk infections if their body parts are smashed into human skin, researchers say. The issue is reviewed in an article published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine that focuses on a 57-year-old Pennsylvania woman who died in 2002 of a fungal infection in her muscles called Brachiola algerae

1 Comment so far

  1. Em (unregistered) on July 19th, 2004 @ 8:08 am

    Um, gross!

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