anonymous asked:

So I recently read that Lafayette caught malaria at Yorktown. Do you know if this is true / know anything more about it?

He sure did. Between overexerting himself and riding back and forth in swamp-laden territory, Lafayette eventually broke down with malaria before the push to capture Yorktown. Optimistic as ever, he thought he would sleep it off and carry on with his life, but he didn’t.

“I have finished awkwardly enough by giving myself a fever and a headache…..Perhaps I am dying of old age since two days ago I rang out my twenty-fourth birthday.”

Our favorite Frenchman managed to ride out and greet Washington when he arrived in camp, embracing him “with an ardour not easily described.” He also attended dinner that night with the generals, maintaining noticeably high spirits during the conversation and meal, after which he excused himself and immediately went to bed.

Over the next few weeks, he rested off and on, but Lafayette was never one to sit still and he continued pushing himself. He wrote off a constant stream of letters to a long list of recipients, many of which have an obviously fevered tint to them. He attended meetings, went to dinners, and even hosted one himself. People started noticing his ‘shaky knees and quivering hands’ at these events and due to his tendency to overdo…well…everything, Washington ordered him to stay behind and rest while he and Rochambeau met with the French fleet. Lafayette finally managed to get some sleep and soon recovered.

Under D&D rules, a dagger does 1d4 base damage. The average human has a Strength score of 10, adding no bonuses. Several of them, due to the military background of many, likely had strength or dexterity scores of 11-14. But only two or three, and quite a few would be frail with old age, sinking to 8-9 strength. All in all, we can only add a total of +1 damage per round from Brutus.

An estimate of sixty men were involved in Caesar’s actual murder. Not the wider conspiracy, but the stabbing.

Julius Caesar was a general, which is generally depicted as a 10th level fighter. Considering his above baseline constitution and dex, weakened by his probable history of malaria, epilepsy, and/or strokes (-1 dex modifier), and lack of armor at the time of the event, he would likely have something along the lines of AC 9 and 60 HP. The senators would likely hit him roughly 55% the time.

So the Roman senate had a damage-per-round of 66, more than enough to kill Caesar in one round even without factoring in surprise round advantage.


World’s first malaria vaccine to be introduced in three countries in 2018

  • In a major step forward in the global fight against malaria, the World Health Organization will begin pilot programs in three countries for the world’s first malaria vaccine, the BBC reported.
  • The WHO will begin introducing the vaccine through pilot programs 2018 in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi — three countries that were chosen in part because they have established anti-malaria programs as well as high rates of the disease, according to the BBC.
  • Experts say the the pilot program for the vaccine, which is administered through injection and is designed to protect young children from the most deadly form of malaria, according to the WHO, could have a massive impact. Read more (4/24/17)
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Mal:  I’ve walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I’d do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don’t tell me we don’t belong together.



(some of) My Sonic Fan characters ヽ(^◇^*)/

Madame Malaria the Mosquito; Splash the Sea Urchin and Lemon the cockatiel (concept) this time i wanted to experiment with Lemon since i saw these cockatiels cheeks and i though it would be cute for lemon to have those… also his beak its tinier and his head its shaped different..still a concept though.. i think i like the bowtie..

also did something with Splash.. got inspired on @spj-artredesign ‘s Boom redesign of Splash for the little freckles, i based his body design on Surf’s swits and added some details.. ^_^ i’m pretty happy with this one

an Madame Malaria its finally finished! yay

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Zaśpijmy dzisiaj – będzie fajnie.
Zaśpijmy specjalnie. Udajmy
gorączkę, udajmy malarię.
Olejmy awizo, zignorujmy
dzwonki, grajmy zaginionych,
tylko troszkę martwych.
Zaśpijmy zupełnie –
dzień dniem bez nas zróbmy.
Bez nas się obejdą
te ważne spotkania, te straszne wypadki.
Zaśpijmy dzisiaj, nie mówmy już nic.
—  Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało

Three-year-old Billy was brought to the Doctors Without Borders health post inside Nyarugusu refugee camp - she developed a fever and started vomiting. Her symptoms are typical of malaria: headache, joint pain, vomiting, and other flu like symptoms. MSF Nurse assistant Saidi tested Billy for the disease (a small pin-prick to her finger to get a blood sample, which is tested immediately, on-site, to see if the malaria parasites are present).

This kind of testing is the most reliable way of diagnosing malaria in the camp’s remote and basic environment: little training is needed in order to administer the test; no additional lab equipment is required; and the results are fast to interpret.

Young children are the most vulnerable to malaria - their bodies haven’t built up effective defense against the disease and they do not have fully developed immune systems. 

After her consultation, Billy is given her anti-malarial tablets and some water to take her first dose. MSF uses artemisinin-based combination therapy, which is the most effective malaria treatment. 

Tent to tent across the refugee camp, health promoters explain to refugees how to prevent malaria, how to recognize the symptoms, and how to seek treatment.

In 2016, MSF treated 46,380 refugees in Nyarugusu for malaria.