How Mosquitoes are Literally a Buzzkill

How Mosquitoes are Literally a Buzzkill

Learn About Malaria and Children International's Efforts to Help
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World #Malaria Day is April 25 - learn more about @Children_Intl's efforts to help

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These two Zambian girls will sleep without worry thanks to the mosquito nets they received from Children International. ©2015 Children International

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:00am


By Gretchen Dellett

Now that the weather is warming up, I've begun to see more and more mosquitoes zipping around my backyard. The sight sends a chill down my spine, or more accurately, an itch all over my body.

I'm one of those people whom mosquitoes love. Apparently, I'm just chock-full of the kind of sweet, sweet blood they crave. On a hot summer night, any time spent outdoors dooms me as a human sacrifice to those tiny, parasitic demons.

For me, mosquitoes qualify as an annoyance and a buzzkill in warm weather. But as World Malaria Day approaches on April 25, I'm reminded that, for many people, mosquitoes are literally a buzzkill, especially in Africa.

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