Getting Malaria for Cash

Even though summer is officially over this weekend, we’ll probably still have mosquitoes in our backyard for a few more weeks. Imagine if every time you went outside, a bite could make you sick. Malaria kills about a million people a year, mainly in Africa and Asia, and most of them are children. At Walter Reed, volunteers get bitten by malaria-carrying mosquitoes and are then monitored during the “human challenge model” at a Bethesda hotel. Here’s my piece on the program in today’s Washington Post .

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