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Mary and Martha - HBO movie?

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Anyone watch this? On HBO that I'm sure will be repeated over the next few weeks.

About two mothers whose sons - a 9/yr old and 25/yr old - died from Malaria.

Mary, with 9/yr old planning 6/mos in South Africa when checking with doc what meds/inocs required that when she asked about malaria, the doc replied "not required as it's winter down there.' The other, Martha whose son was heading to Mozambique to teach English, had given his malaria meds to the local children he felt needed them more.

Both contracted the disease and each died within a few days...

We all know there is no inoc against this deadly disease, but until there is.... taking the meds is the best thing, along with sleeping under bednets, using repellent and proper dress from dusk-to-dawn and at first sign of flu-like symptoms get medical care immediately.

So whenever you hear an individual who is planning travel to a malaria area telling you they won't take the meds for whatever reason - "it's not the season, too expensive, tummy upset" - remind them there are more deaths from malaria 'each year', than all the wars since the US has existed.

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