I read a news item about a research study that had successfully eradicated 99% of malaria mosquitoes in a controlled trial in an area of Burkina Faso.
In the effort to stop the spread of malaria, for which there are approximately 219 million cases annually worldwide, it seems that the trial should be counted as a great success.
Professor Michael Bonsall, from the University of Oxford, commented on its encouraging findings:
“Neat – this is a super-exciting study.”
I was just taken with how wonderfully he communicated the elation that many scientists must have had when they’d heard the results.
Sometimes, simple is good.