A mosquito that bit the leg of an English teacher working in the Thai capital of Bangkok HAS NOT infected the poor bugger with malaria, it has been reported. Or, at least, the symptoms have not yet shown themselves...
Moys Kenwood, originally from Hull in East Yorkshire, was busy typing out some more drab stories on his school's computer, when he began to itch his leg in an irritated manner, only to discover that one of the pesky little airborne killers had inserted its proboscis into his left leg and removed a quantity of his blood from therein.
It's thought that the female mosquito - typically, only the bitches bite! - detected carbon dioxide (CO2) and 1-octen-3-ol on the leg, and decided to feast.
It has been an unfortunate week for the teacher's left leg, after he suffered ripped trousers on the same limb whilst playing in a game of playground football with children at the school only yesterday.
This morning Kenwood reported that he was "fine", but still "rather itchy".