Be careful about swatting that mosquito — it may be trying to save your life. Japanese scientists believe that they have created a “prototype mosquito” that will give “flying vaccinations” for things like malaria.
The scientists have been salivary gland of the Anopheles mosquito. They have succeeded in getting the mosquito to produce a natural vaccine protein in its saliva which is injected into the bloodstream when it bites. Currently they have been experimenting with a vaccine against Leishmania, another potentially fatal parasite disease spread by sand flies.
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