Welcome to Georgedappilly User page. Details of some mosquito related problems are included. Soon you will see material on energy conversation, waste disposal etc in this page.
 ECO FRIENDLY & SUSTAINABLE MOSQUITO CONTROL
 Why do I run after all these?
I do all this out of my love & concern towards my fellow beings. About love Bible says that it is above all and without it all are useless. (http://bible.oremus.org/bible.cgi?ql=68968667)
I am aware that I know only very little. Much much less than what anybody else world over know. Knowledge & information are oceans and I might have seen a droplet of it or probably less than that. But in spite of that it is The Holy Bible ( http://bible.oremus.org/bible.cgi?ql=68968227, http://bible.oremus.org/bible.cgi?ql=68968374, http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=69177324 ) that gave me courage to speak like this.
 Praise The LORD
God is great! HE has done great things for us! HE must have greater things for us in store yet to be found out! This mighty & magnificent mosquito control technology was designed & developed by God almighty when HE created mosquito[] 170 million years ago. HE then embedded it in the life-cycle of mosquito itself so that it will be readily & freely available wherever mosquito is available. HE created human beings[] after 169.8 million years. It appears to me that HE then selected this worthless individual named E M George (George son of Mathew of Edappilly family of Kottanalloor Village of Thrissur district of Keralam state of Country India of Continent Asia) to popularise it after such a long time - the last quarter of 20th century AD onwards - for the benefit of HIS beloved children (the human beings). Otherwise how could a Renewal Retreat Preacher could show & tell me at the first encounter itself the Biblical [] quote []Luke.13:34-36 (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'), a second one (again an evangalist), to whom I said about some accidents I survived, quote [] Isaiah.43:2,4,10 (When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flames shall not consume. Because you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you. I give people in return for you, nations in exchange for your life. you are my witnesses, says the LORD, and the servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.) & I could hit on quote [] John.3:32,33,34 (He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted his testimony has certified this, that God is true. He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.).
Again after half a decade from those days (and after almost an year of uploading the rest of this page)today (30Dec2007) when I opened the Holy Bible (randomly after a prayer) HE revealed those same words (The Lament Over Jerusalem which were shown by the evangalist Br. Jose Kanatt) written in another place by St. Matthew []. I see this incident as a re-confirmation of the fact and words uttered through Br. Jose Kanatt.
 Great words of visionaries
Some great (persons') words which I quote occassionally:-
 On inventions
 Prof.A.W.Bickerton on lunar mission
British Chemist (1926)
- "This foolish idea of shooting at the moon is an example of the absurd lengths to which vicious specialisation will carry scientists working in thought-tight compartments. To escape the earth's gravitation, a projectile needs a velocity of 7 Mps(*). The thermal energy at this speed is 15180 cals. Hence the proposition appears to be basically impossible."
(* M denotes miles)
 Arthur C Clark replying Bickerton.
Clark's Law propounded by the writer(science fiction) and scientist (discovered Geo-stationary orbit)
It states in effect that
- If a respected senior scientist says a thing can be done, he or she is almost always correct; if the scientist says it cannot be done, he or she is almost always wrong.
 Some philosophical thoughts
 Vikram A Sarabhai
Father of Indian Space Programme
- To create conditions for the application of Science and Scientists to the real problems of society, we have to encourage scientists to interest themselves in problems outside their fields of specialisation.
 Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Renowned space engineer, Bharat Ratna Awardee & Past President of India.
- Those who aim high have to learn to walk alone too, when required.
 On ideas
Last week (late Nov 2007) I got some quotations from our local news paper about ideas. I felt God Almighty sent it to me as I was in need of that then to clarify some of somebody's doubts.
 Albert Einstein
- "If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it"
 Sri Buddha
- "An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea"
 George Bernard Shaw
- "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have an apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
 Mosquito menace
Mosquito is the one & only vector of dreaded diseases Malaria, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, Meninjo encephalitis alias Japanese encephalitis, Chikun guniya, Filariasis & half a dozen others. Most of these do not have medical treatment; cure is by nature or God. W H O says that vector control is the effective method to combat most of these diseases, epidemics & subsequent problems of health and wealth. Mosquito adversely affects tourism, real estate value, evening social gatherings & comfortable sleep in addition to spreading of those deadly diseases. The World Health Report 1996 said “The mosquito: public health enemy number one. … of all the insects that transmit disease, the mosquito represents by far the greatest menace” (pp46) ... It remains mankind’s most indomitable foe, resisting costly efforts to eradicate or even control it.” (pp46).
“The Asian tiger mosquito, which can transmit deadly strains of encephalitis virus as well as dengue and yellow fever, has been introduced into the United States, Brazil and parts of Africa in cargoes of rubber vehicle tyres shipped from Asia. In the United states alone, this mosquito is established in at least 23 states, and can survive winters as far north as Chicago.” (WHR 1996 PP47)
Out of the diseases mentioned Malaria is considered to be the most dangerous. It is the greatest killer of human history & is considered the oldest known infectious disease. Its parasite – the monocellular sporozoa of genus plasmodium – was isolated in 1880 AD. But even from 1700 AD onwards Quinine, extracted from the bark of Cinchona tree was in use for treatment of Malaria. Later on several natural as well as synthetic drugs were developed. In spite of that “Malaria continues to be one of the biggest contributors to disease burdens in terms of deaths and suffering” according to The World Health Report 1996 (pp47) & “Malaria is the most important tropical disease, remaining widespread throughout the tropics, but also occurring in many temperate regions. Malaria epidemics kill 100,000 people of all ages every year” says The World Health Report 2006. “Forty years ago there were hopes that malaria would be eradicated in a fairly short time, mainly through the intensive use of insecticides. However, malaria still remains a serious threat in endemic countries today” said The World Health Report 1996 (pp47)
The development of newer anti malarial drugs was necessitated by the drug resistance of plasmodium. The World Health Report 2006 says in other places “anti malarial drug resistance is a major public health problem which hinders the control of Malaria” ... “Malaria & HIV are two of the most devastating global health problems of our time. Together they cause more than 4 million deaths a year”. “The main problems in malaria control are shortages of resources and resistances to pesticides and drugs” (WHR 1996 pp48)
 Dengue fever
Dengue affects more than 100 countries in all continents except Europe, and is spreading rapidly in many areas. It is caused by four distinct viruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Dengue is the world’s most important mosquito-borne virus disease. A total of 2 500 million people worldwide are at risk of infection. An estimated 20 million cases occur each year, of whom 500 000 need to be hospitalized. There is no cross immunity, which means that an individual who has recovered from one remains susceptible to the other three & end up in DHF & DSS ( WHR 1996 pp48 ).
 Some history
The discovery of Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 (that mosquito is the vector of Malaria) triggered a host of activities for Mosquito eradication. A complete century & a decade of intense & costly activities expending precious resources have elapsed since then. But even now (in this 21st century when people have reserved seats for Lunar tours & some have had outer space tour & MAN have cloned DOLLY) 100’s of millions contract mosquito borne diseases & millions die of it year after year! Mosquito successfully continues to retain its triumphant lead in the age old fight of MAN against it! How pathetic!
Why is it that the mosquitogenic problems keep growing from bad to worse? The logical answer is either the diagnosis or the remedial measures or both are wrong. Mosquito swiftly builds resistance to insecticides & larvicides applied on them, enabling future generations to survive. Problem gets compounded by the destruction of its predators as a result of indiscriminate use of chemical manures & insecticides in agriculture.
In order to tide over such lacunae what is needed is a technology devoid of such handicaps. The need of the hour is an appropriate technology capable of producing sustainable result in reasonable time frame at moderate & affordable cost and causing no adverse environmental impact.
I go around taking classes on mosquito menace, energy conservation, waste disposal, related problems & safe practical solutions.
 Class at Pattom CentralSchool
On 4th Dec 2008 a talk was given to the students of primary section (standards I, II, III & IV) following the morning assembly. This was to create awareness among them about the problems caused by mosquito, need for effective as well as eco-friendly mosquito control and so on.
This class was arranged in connection with a mosquito control project in progress there. This project is being carried out by a select group of nearly 50 students of the primary school under the leadership & guidance of their teacher Smt. Jalajakumari. The Project is sponsored by INTEL Corporation.
The school has 2 shifts & the primary wing begins at 7 am. My class was arranged towards the end of morning assembly.
Wrote a book in Malayalam (a vernacular language of India used by people of Kerala state) titled ‘Kothuku Naseekarana Margamgal’ (meaning mosquito control methods) & published by DC Books, Good Shepherd Street, Kottayam, 686 001 in June 2000 (ISBN 81-264-0174-5). Target group of this book is children. Style of presentation is selected to suit their taste. General editor is Dr.M.G.Sasibhushan and executive editor is Prof.S.Sivadas.
Clipping from Asianet 'suprabhaatham' (good morning) discussion http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7333261082179289798&hl=en
Demo1 of GEM Technology. Larvae & Pupae poured on dry land being taken away by ants within a short time! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5133444645146828997
Demo2 of GEM Technology. Mosquito larvae hatched in traps (artificial mini/micro water bodies), their lack of freedom & the ease with which they are handled!! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7836345069333565050
Demo3 of GEM Technology. Larvae hatched in traps being fed to Gambussia Affinis alias mosquito-fish. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5367206382076751104
Mosquito control: Asianet SUPRABHAATHAM 21 JUN 07. E.M.George being interviewed by Amaravila Satheesh. Part I of V.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7706012061861526343
Part III of V. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6775897133815405739
Mosquito control: appropriate technology. E.M.George talking to people of Calicut (Kozhikode, Kerala, India) through ACV http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=790631470196813532
1. Mosquito stock footage 13 minutes shows egg hatching, imago emerging from pupa, etc http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1083967722048048994&pr=goog-sl
2. Know more about mosquito bites 4 minutes shows mosquitoe's biting preferences & immediate reaction on human body http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3547281337565851217&pr=goog-sl
3. Life cycle of mosquito 12 minutes B/W with detailed sketch of body parts, males sucking honey from flowers http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1086459546058817638
4. Blood sucking mosquito 2 minutes shows a mosquito filling belly with blood http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1342136439036100105
5. 2 min video from National Geographic http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1342136439036100105
http://traplarva.blogspot.com (this is bilingual)
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