I’ve noticed it’s been pretty rainy in Nebraska. That’s good. I like rain. Rain makes puddles and puddles are perfect for my larvae. I’m planning a big crop of larvae this year in Nebraska. I’m eager to annoy the heck out of you Cornhuskers.
In the meantime, though, I’m spending my time overseas where it’s warm and humid and there are plenty of supple young bodies ripe for the feast.
I know, I know, please don’t mention the malaria. Everyone always blames mosquitos for malaria, and it’s true, we are major carriers of the disease. But don’t complain to me about it when YOU can do something. All it takes is a simple net, you know, and I can’t get at my victims as easily. But I don’t know why I’m telling you this. You have the power to curtail my options, big-time. I shouldn’t even breathe a word of this.
Okay, Michelle here. I squashed the mosquito. But I wanted to let you know that tomorrow is World Malaria Day, and Compassion International is making a worldwide effort to raise awareness about this preventable and treatable disease.
The fact is, every 30 seconds someone dies from malaria – and most of these victims are under the age of five.
By the time you finish reading this, malaria will have taken the lives of two more kids. More than 665,000 children will die this year from this preventable disease.
You read that right: preventable. A simple mosquito net is all it takes to dramatically reduce the spread of malaria in Africa, Asia and South America.