Top LPGA Player Withdraws From Tournament After Contracting Malaria « CBS Las Vegas


Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from the LPGA Founders Cup because of malaria contracted during the tour’s Asian swing.The LPGA Tour and the International Management Group said Wednesday that Gulbis is being treated at home in Las Vegas and is expected to be at full strength in three weeks.

via Top LPGA Player Withdraws From Tournament After Contracting Malaria « CBS Las Vegas.

As our friend Wiserbud notes at H2, “Rachel Carson scores again!”

US casualties to malaria in World War II, at Guadalcanal, and in Italy, drained troop strength greatly. Extraordinary measures to combat mosquitoes,  including the liberal use of DDT, eventually brought rates of infection down.

But the near universal ban on DDT means that millions of people around the world still die or suffer needlessly from malaria (and a host of other diseases), including US troops.

We’ve become so accustomed to successfully defeating a host of diseases our parent and grandparent lived in dread of that we forget the threat is real.

 

 

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3 responses to “Top LPGA Player Withdraws From Tournament After Contracting Malaria « CBS Las Vegas

  1. ultimaratioregis

    If Natalie Gulbis needs someone to help her return to full health, I am more than happy to volunteer. I would proscribe many sponge baths…..

    http://www.sports-wired.com/women/natalie_gulbis.html

  2. Rachel Carson has been responsible for the deaths of millions of 3rd world babies and small children from malaria. But since they are 3rd worlders, Progressives don’t care. Third World people should just be grateful that the Progressives care enough to make sure that they remain in poverty, and enslaved to Progressive condescension, and ‘welfare” programs