This is Ann...she drinks blood! Her full name is Anopheles Mosquito and she's dying to meet you! Ann moves around at night (a real party gal) and she's got a thirst. No whiskey, gin, beer or rum coke for Ann...she drinks G.I. blood. She jabs that beak of hers in like a drill and sucks up the juice...then the poor G.I. is going to feel awful in about eight or fourteen days...because he is going to have malaria! What to do about Ann: Never give her a break. She can make you feel like a combination of a forest fire, a January blizzard, and an old dish mop. She will leave you with about as much pep as a sack of wet sand and now and then she can knock you flat for keeps..... The ARMY has anti-MALARIA combat units that carry on a steady battle by draining and filling ditches and pools where Anopheles mosquitoes breed. They also spread poison in the waters they can't drain. They screen huts and spray areas to kill them off, but in many places we have to go in this war they can't do any more than help. The real job is up to you* You will be given sleeping nets.... USE THEM Nighttime while you are pounding the pillow is when Ann gets in her best licks and you get MALARIA and Remember This.... All the mosqito netting in the world won't do you any good if you don't use it in the right way.... Keep away from the sides and don't forget that a hole this big [small] in your net can cook you. KEEP 'EM PATCHED Sew them up or use adhesive tape. REPELLENTS A repellent is just a 75 cent name for stuff to put on you that will keep Ann away. The Quartermaster Corps puts out some standard repellents that are a lot hotter than the old bottle of Citronella. That used [to] be good for about 15 minutes a dose and then they closed in again. These new ones will keep them off for 3 and 4 hours at a stretch. So IF you must stick your neck out--douse it well with some of this dope. Ann won't like it. Put it on your clothes too, where they are tight and thin enough for her to plug her way through. Your shoulders and the seat of your pants are favorite targets. The Army Medical Corps has made some mosquito bombs to spray around. They kill mosquitoes and keep them out of spots like fox holes and shelter huts. The best protection you have with you all the time is your clothes. If you go running around like a strip teaser, you haven't got a chance. Bathing and swimming at night where Ann hangs out really is asking for trouble. Head nets, rolled-down sleeves, leggings and gloves may seem like sissy stuff and not so comfortable--BUT, a guy out cold from MALARIA is just as stiff as the one who stopped a hunk of steel. Now IF you really are looking for trouble and you don't want to miss [out]--just drop down to the nearest native village some evening. The places are lousy with fat little Anns sitting around waiting for you with their bellies full of germs. They stock up on MALARIA bugs from the home-town boys and gals and when they find a nice new sucker they give him the works. If there wasn't enough trouble waiting for you there already--good old Ann would take care of you and make sure you got fixed up fine--for keeps. So, LAY off the native villages if you want to keep the top of your head on. USE A little horse sense. You can keep from getting MALARIA if you've got the stuff to stop a mosquito from biting you. Use it. And use your brain. WHAT TO DO if Ann gets you. The Medical Corps can help you recover if you get plugged, so report yourself in if you get a headache, chills, and fever. DON'T FORGET THIS You can't get MALARIA unless Ann plugs you, but if she does, she can make you just as dead as a shell can, or lay you out flat for a long, long stretch. Never give Ann a break. She'll bat you down and it won't be funny.