July 27, 2004

by Reb Yudel
YU: Don't squash bloodsuckers!

From BBN News: Flick mosquitoes away say doctors
Doctors in the United States have warned people against swatting mosquitoes against their skin.

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, they said it could increase the risk of serious infection.

The case has prompted doctors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York to warn against swatting mosquitoes against the skin.

"I think if a mosquito was in mid-bite, it would be wiser to flick the mosquito off rather than squashing it," said Christina Coyle, one of the authors of the article.

We trust Richard Joel will take this advice to heart.