Which Insect Borne Disease do you think is most prevanent?

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  1. moonwolf

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  2. fordson major

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    malaria is a very viscous disease .it was present in our part of ont. in the early settlment of the area and the building of the rideau canal.many cemetarys filled with victums . our father contracted malaria in 1972 while in india and still suffers from its effects at times
     

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    My mother had malaria as a child living in the swamps of Georgia. She has B Pos blood, which is rare and can't donate because of the malaria. Stays with you for life.
     
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    I've heard that the Willamette Valley here in Oregon had malaria when the first settlers came. They drained the swampland for farmland, and that got rid of the malaria, I guess.

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    Having spent most of my adult life in the military and half of that overseas with many trips to third world countries, Malaria is always a real threat if not taken seriously. A pill a day (doxycycline 100mg) was suppose to do the job. After 4 months of the stuff, my gut couldn't handle it anymore so they put me on Meflaquine which was a pill a week. Now I hear that the Meflaquine has caused some serious side effects in G.I.'s. Makes me wonder for sure....