Category: Malaria

World Malaria Day: April 25, 2012

Once again, another year has gone by and it’s World Malaria Day.  There has actually been a lot of good news in the last few years; overall, deaths and infection have decreased.  But. From the […]

1900-2007 malaria rates

Malaria: Visually charting our progress

When I was looking up something for last week’s rant, I discovered this map, which shows the progress that has been made in fighting Malaria.  Sometimes, I think it’s easy to forget that while a […]

Forbes hits the Conspiracy Trifecta

Environmentalists caused the plague? A very problematic take in a magazine that should know better

And Another Thing…. (DDT Fail)

I was interviewed by Drunken Skeptics (Michigan Skeptics Association) about DDT, bed bugs, and my criticism of Brian Dunning for not doing proper research and posting a lot of incorrect stuff about DDT. Listen to […]

Brian Dunning’s DDT Fail

Why do smart people sometimes fall for hoaxes?

World Malaria Day, 2010

2010 is an important year.  There’s 249 days left until the day set as the target for “The Decade to Roll Back Malaria.” The plan is that by the end of 2010: 80% of people […]

Stupidity….there’s an app for that

Just when I think I’ve seen everything…I discover there is an app for your iPhone that claims to  repel mosquitoes with high frequency sound: “Have you ever been camping and you were worried about those […]

World Malaria Day, 2009

I have gone back and forth on what to write on this day. On the one hand, this is an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous progress we’ve made so far. On the other hand…the […]

Nothing but Nets

And now…back to World Malaria Day [Week] here at the Bug Blog.  This has to be one of the most charming rap songs ever–a group of Atlanta kids do a rap song for Nothing but […]