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(NBC News)   The 2013 disease that will wipe out the human race is: *drum roll* MALARIA   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 111
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2013-01-02 12:50:04 PM  
I was thinking unlikely until I read the article.

Drug resistant? Holy fark.
 
2013-01-02 01:38:30 PM  
Silent Spring continues its fabulous kill rate.
 
2013-01-02 02:16:02 PM  
Nothing but good news so far this year...

Mother Natures pissed. Watch out, y'all!!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 02:32:49 PM  
There is a simple way to get people to complete the course of treatment. First half of doses contain a poison. Second half of doses contain the antitode. If they don't return for the second half, at least their corpses will not pass along the mutated super-plasmodium.
 
2013-01-02 03:02:29 PM  
I can't wait for the hipsters to tell us they were into Malaria back in its Panama Canal digging days...before it went all "corporate"
 
2013-01-02 03:15:28 PM  

unamused: Silent Spring continues its fabulous kill rate.


It wouldn't be a proper Fark Malaria thread without this talking point, would it?
 
2013-01-02 03:27:59 PM  
Guess I'll have to switch to gin and tonic
 
2013-01-02 03:59:44 PM  
Don't worry, I'll take care a ya.
 
2013-01-02 04:01:55 PM  
I heard an extremely detailed article/interview on this and the basic gist of the issue is that there is a *HUGE* market in Thailand and that area of Asia in counterfeit tablets of malaria medicine.
The problem is twofold:
1. People buy pills that have little or no medicinal value
2. They take said pills and the effect is none/ some value but because the parasite doesn't get the Whole BANG from a regular dosage of proper medicine, then it can over time become resistant and those people that are carriers, don't heal as rapidly as they should and can transmit the disease.

/3rd world people problems.
//Gin and Tonic all day long.
 
2013-01-02 04:02:21 PM  
Calls for a fourth vodak and tonix, not worried.
 
2013-01-02 04:02:51 PM  
This just means you have to sleep with black guys until you contract sickle cell.

/off to the YMCA!
 
2013-01-02 04:03:26 PM  
Also read today how some farking knob scientists created a super mutated bird flu strand. The thing is airborne and could easily wipe out at least half the worlds population. And theses farktards are now debating whether to publish the recipe. Honestly, i say kill everyone who has knowledge about how to create it, and destroy any living strains of this abomination. Scary day for diseases this day is, makes me wonder if all these nutjob end of days preppers in their bunkers have it right afterall...
 
2013-01-02 04:03:33 PM  
This is news now?
It's been wiping out mankind for quite some time...

/yea, drug resistant blah blah blah.
/already having a dengue epidemic here, I'll play you the song of my people on a tiny violin.
 
2013-01-02 04:04:01 PM  
Bring back limited use of DDT.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 04:05:07 PM  
Guess I'll have to switch to gin and tonic

The article says quinine-resistant malaria has been around for a while.
 
2013-01-02 04:07:25 PM  
Well, at least we won't have to worry about DDT trucks. Thanks, hippies.
 
2013-01-02 04:07:28 PM  

way south: This is news now?
It's been wiping out mankind for quite some time...


It was until DDT was used to kill off mosquitos in prone areas.

But of course, that has since changed.

Enjoy your epidemic.
 
2013-01-02 04:08:12 PM  
Isn't it tough to milk the Mosquitos? I mean, how many Mosquitos do you need to get enough anti-malaria antibodies?
 
2013-01-02 04:08:15 PM  

BigLuca: This just means you have to sleep your mom should have slept with black guys until you contract sickle cell.

/off to the YMCA!



it's a genetic trait
 
2013-01-02 04:10:15 PM  

phaseolus: BigLuca: This just means you have to sleep your mom should have slept with black guys until you contract sickle cell.

/off to the YMCA!

it's a genetic trait


I'm not sure how my mom sleeping with black guys would help me get sickle cell.  We aren't that close of a family.
 
2013-01-02 04:10:17 PM  

ZAZ: Guess I'll have to switch to gin and tonic

The article says quinine-resistant malaria has been around for a while.


Yes, but you feel better as you fall into a hallucinogenic coma
 
2013-01-02 04:10:21 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Guess I'll have to switch to gin and tonic


From what I've heard, the amount of quinine in tonic nowadays is negligible. I've heard worse excuses for drinking though, so I'm just going to pretend that my rampant alcoholism is due to my fear of communicable diseases.

/To the Seagram's lads
//for health
 
2013-01-02 04:10:33 PM  
dvdmedia.ign.com

Approves. If the Malaria sample ever arrives instead of the Flu... he's already got flu...
 
2013-01-02 04:12:34 PM  
And thanks to Rachel Carson, the New York Times and the EPA. Couldn't let all those song birdies die plus harming the fishies and other stuff. But then, what are 50 million human deaths since DDT was banned?
 
2013-01-02 04:13:54 PM  
Well that's one benefit from taking a rheumatoid arthritis drug.
 
2013-01-02 04:16:52 PM  
I've got type O- blood and thalassemia minor. I'm doubly resistant!
 
2013-01-02 04:17:03 PM  

unamused: Silent Spring continues its fabulous kill rate.


Yeah, DDT was already losing potency by 1968 and was being phased out. The widespread spraying of it in Africa and especially SE Asia led to resistant and Immunity very quickly. Oh, and all of those nasty environmental and Human problems that Carson laid out.
 
2013-01-02 04:18:53 PM  

rikkidoxx: And thanks to Rachel Carson, the New York Times and the EPA. Couldn't let all those song birdies die plus harming the fishies and other stuff. But then, what are 50 million human deaths since DDT was banned?


You people realize that DDT is still manufactured and used in a variety of countries?  Did World Net Daily leave out that factoid?

Wikipedia still works you know.

Criticisms of a DDT "ban" often specifically reference the 1972 US ban (with the erroneous implication that this constituted a worldwide ban and prohibited use of DDT in vector control). Reference is often made to <a data-cke-saved-href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Carson" title="Rachel Carson">Rachel Carson's Silent Spring even though she never pushed for a ban on DDT. [121] Carson actually devoted a page of her book to considering the relationship between DDT and malaria, warning of the
It is more sensible in some cases to take a small amount of damage in preference to having none for a time but paying for it in the long run by losing the very means of fighting [is the advice given in Holland by Dr Briejer in his capacity as director of the Plant Protection Service]. Practical advice should be "Spray as little as you possibly can" rather than "Spray to the limit of your capacity."
 
2013-01-02 04:20:12 PM  
thats malarious!
 
2013-01-02 04:23:08 PM  
fortunately, i have a delicious solution:

whiskedfoodie.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-01-02 04:23:39 PM  

Aw, geez.


subsetzero: Bring back limited use of DDT.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Well, at least we won't have to worry about DDT trucks. Thanks, hippies.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: way south: This is news now?
It's been wiping out mankind for quite some time...
It was until DDT was used to kill off mosquitos in prone areas.
But of course, that has since changed.



A good place to start is the summary on the Wikipedia DDT page where you could maybe follow a few of the citations for more details if you're really curious, and you'll all discover that a.) DDT still is in use for malaria control and b.) it's not exactly the silver bullet it used to be, because of mosquitoes' acquired resistance to the pesticide over time.

Or if you'd rather, just keep going with the Michael Crichton "Banning DDT killed more people than Hitler" line if you're having too much fun being all contrarian and shiat.

 
2013-01-02 04:23:58 PM  
Wikipedia (say what you will), is my friend. Afer reading this articel, I went and read up on the disease.

All this time, I thought that Malaria was a virus. It turns out that it really is a parasite. And there doesn't appear to be any sort of medicine to rid the body of it. In that respect, all kidding aside, it could become a real problem.

I don't think we here in the temperate zones have a lot to worry about. But those in the tropics, especially the really poor areas, could be in serious trouble.
 
2013-01-02 04:28:33 PM  

BigLuca: I'm not sure how my mom sleeping with black guys would help me get sickle cell. We aren't that close of a family.



Well ... IANAGeneticist but if your biological dad had carried the trait, you'd have had a 50% chance of inheriting it, I believe.
 
2013-01-02 04:29:44 PM  

durbnpoisn: Wikipedia (say what you will), is my friend. Afer reading this articel, I went and read up on the disease.

All this time, I thought that Malaria was a virus. It turns out that it really is a parasite. And there doesn't appear to be any sort of medicine to rid the body of it. In that respect, all kidding aside, it could become a real problem.

I don't think we here in the temperate zones have a lot to worry about. But those in the tropics, especially the really poor areas, could be in serious trouble.



Yeah. Florida could be farked.
 
2013-01-02 04:30:27 PM  
We really do need a good plague.

A plague that knocks off half a billion people or so would get science and research and medicine going again instead of warmongering.
 
2013-01-02 04:33:18 PM  
Will this work on the little farkers?

t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-02 04:34:25 PM  
When I was in India, I saw fellow western tourists get really sick from malaria. It's a scary thing to see when you're in a place with inadequate healthcare and you realize you're in just as much danger as the people you're watching get very sick.
 
2013-01-02 04:36:36 PM  

phaseolus: BigLuca: I'm not sure how my mom sleeping with black guys would help me get sickle cell. We aren't that close of a family.

Well ... IANAGeneticist but if your biological dad had carried the trait, you'd have had a 50% chance of inheriting it, I believe.


Having my dad sleep with black guys makes even less sense.

/yes I"m just messing with you
 
2013-01-02 04:37:00 PM  

DMZ DEATH: Also read today how some farking knob scientists created a super mutated bird flu strand. The thing is airborne and could easily wipe out at least half the worlds population. And theses farktards are now debating whether to publish the recipe. Honestly, i say kill everyone who has knowledge about how to create it, and destroy any living strains of this abomination. Scary day for diseases this day is, makes me wonder if all these nutjob end of days preppers in their bunkers have it right afterall...


Half of the world's population???

You say that like it would be a BAD thing!
 
2013-01-02 04:40:55 PM  

phaseolus: durbnpoisn: Wikipedia (say what you will), is my friend. Afer reading this articel, I went and read up on the disease.

All this time, I thought that Malaria was a virus. It turns out that it really is a parasite. And there doesn't appear to be any sort of medicine to rid the body of it. In that respect, all kidding aside, it could become a real problem.

I don't think we here in the temperate zones have a lot to worry about. But those in the tropics, especially the really poor areas, could be in serious trouble.


Yeah. Florida could be farked.


Nah, the population centers have paved over or drained everything even remotely habitable to a mosquito.
 
2013-01-02 04:41:54 PM  
www.ninapaley.com
That's Malarious!
 
2013-01-02 04:49:33 PM  
Cool, I figure the human race is do for a super plague, something that wipes out two or three billion of us.
 
2013-01-02 04:49:39 PM  
there is no satisfying you people

Farkers: "Wah wah, we have too many people"

Mother Nature: "Challenge accepted. How about drug resistant malaria? Will that work for you?"

Farkers: "Wah wah, it will kill half the world's population."

Mother Nature: "Ya farking coonts, what the hell do you want?"
 
2013-01-02 04:51:44 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Guess I'll have to switch to gin and tonic


Well, gin and tonics all round, then!
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2013-01-02 04:54:45 PM  
They're just worried because it'll wipe out the world's supply of ladyboys.

www.chinadaily.com.cn
 
2013-01-02 04:55:36 PM  
Just go to a chiropractor and ask him to crack your bones. Works for diphtheria.
 
2013-01-02 04:55:54 PM  

rikkidoxx: And thanks to Rachel Carson, the New York Times and the EPA. Couldn't let all those song birdies die plus harming the fishies and other stuff. But then, what are 50 million human deaths since DDT was banned?


Damn, and I hoped I'd get in before the Rachel-Carson-is-evil crowd showed up spouting this well-worn and well-refuted bullschitt from Fox Izvestia and that liar for hire Steven Milloy.

For the 15,932,867th time, DDT ISN'T BANNED FROM USE FOR KILLING DISEASE VECTORS. The Stockholm Convention doesn't even mention malaria or Anopholes by name.
 
2013-01-02 04:58:08 PM  
To wipe out the human race, it would have to be contagious. The only way to contract malaria is to be bitten by one of the vectors that carries it. Those vectors don't exist outside of the tropics.
 
2013-01-02 04:58:34 PM  

durbnpoisn: I don't think we here in the temperate zones have a lot to worry about. But those in the tropics, especially the really poor areas, could be in serious trouble.


Don't worry, those temperate zones will some be globally warmed, moist, and ready for the parasites to slide inside.
 
2013-01-02 04:58:52 PM  

phaseolus: a.) DDT still is in use for malaria control and b.) it's not exactly the silver bullet it used to be, because of mosquitoes' acquired resistance to the pesticide over time


Acquired resistance is evilution, and wingnuts don't believe in evilution.
 
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