In the language of medicine, symptoms of a problem or disease are often what help professionals diagnose the root cause. If a person has malaria, he or she will exhibit symptoms like a fever, the chills, and feeling achey. Of course, many of us have experienced those signs and we just have the flu. Context is also crucial: malaria is only found in certain areas of the world, and only carried by certain mosquito species. Symptoms can point a doctor in the right direction, but a closer examination like an MRI, X-ray, or blood test usually provides the definitive proof of the problem.
So what in the world do monarchs have to do with malaria fever?
Right outside my backdoor is a light fixture. Hasn’t worked for a number of years, doesn’t seem to feel like a priority to fix it right now. Just as well – a pair of robins have decided this is a great spot to raise their children. Sheltered from the rain, relatively protected from predators. The only real disadvantage seems to be these pesky humans who will keep coming in and out of the door below. Continue reading →
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