The Batak on Palawan 1985
We visited the Batak in Northern Palawan (The Philippines) while joining a bio-chemist from Roxas who drove by car to these people. He was doing some research on the influence of sickle-cells on malaria. These people were all highly infected but not really suffering from it. He found out that these Batak had more sickle-cells in their blood than usual. May be it did really protect people from suffering .....
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