False factoid in starter deck
1 False factoid in starter deck on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:01 pm
I downloaded the starter deck available from the homepage of the sight. The flavor text on the Mosquito card, however, states "Many species of mosquitoes are not bloodsuckers, and those that do suck blood, do not transmit diesese. While the first part of that statement is true, the second part is just blatently false. The mosquito is singularly responisible for the transmission of the parasite that causes malaria, on of the deadliest dieseses in the world. I quick look at the wikipedia article on mosquitos lists several other pathogens that are spread by bloodsucking mosquitos. Since this is a game that is ment, at least in part, to be an educational tool, I think that it is important to present accurate information on the cards. This really should be rectified as soon as possible.
3 Re: False factoid in starter deck on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:42 am
You bring up a great lesson that could be taught at the same time: vectors for disease. Just yesterday I was talking with a colleague about some of the things carried by ticks on mice and migratory birds, Lyme disease among them. There are plenty of examples if we want to go down that path.
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