A Superstar Singer Is Attacked By Mosquitoes While Performing On Stage
Mosquitoes are everywhere and they affect us all. No matter how rich or famous a person may be, they still have blood that mosquitoes crave. Over the weekend an international singing sensation was attacked by mosquitoes while performing on stage in Australia. The singer known as Adele was forced to stop her concert abruptly in response to a swarm of mosquitoes that started to attack and bite her on stage. In other mosquito-related news, officials with Miami-Dade County plan on releasing millions of insects into the environment in order to benefit residents of Southern Florida.
Adele was in the middle of singing her award winning song “Skyfall” in Brisbane when she suddenly found herself at the mercy of numerous mosquitoes. During the song the singer became startled and said “I have a bug on me, sorry I am not Australian, I don’t like bugs.” Adele then retreated off the stage in order to escape a lone aggressive mosquito. Once she reached a safe distance, she found that she had sustained a mosquito bite. Adele then killed the mosquito by swatting it with her hand. Afterward the singer felt a bit silly and returned to the stage. However, upon returning to the stage the singer became bombarded by an enormous swarm of mosquitoes. The singer panicked for a moment, but later the stage was cleared of mosquitoes and Adele finished her set on a stage littered with dead mosquitoes. Here in America mosquitoes are also making the news.
Officials with the County of Miami-Dade will soon release over one million mosquitoes into southern Florida’s natural environment. Of course this massive release of mosquitoes is meant to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. The lab-reared mosquitoes that are being released are infected with a bacteria known as wolbachia. Females that mate with wolbachia-infected male mosquitoes will go on to produce offspring that will die before they reach adulthood. Releasing wolbachia infected mosquitoes into the environment will continue during the spring and early summer months in order to drive down disease transmission rates during the summer of 2018. By July of 2018, experts will have released two thirds of one billion mosquitoes into the natural environment of southern Florida.
Do you think that releasing wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in an effort to reduce mosquito-borne disease transmission rates has proven to be effective so far?
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