Mosquitos are smarter than most people realize. They have four well-developed senses (sight, smell, taste, and hearing), a capacity for making decisions, and an ability to develop flavor preferences. That means, in the battle against malaria it helps to think like a mosquito.
If an infectious disease had intellect and could think like a human, it would probably strive to become the “alpha” among its peers. Its war cry would be “take no prisoners.” In other words, it would be the type of assassin that disappears without a trace after killing their victims. What disease fits this description best? I’d have to pick tuberculosis.
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