Bill Gates releases mosquitoes during conference for malaria awareness
Bill Gates, the founder of computer software company Microsoft tried to bring attention to malaria while speaking at the Technology, Entertainment, Design conference on Wednesday February 4 in Long Beach, California. He did so by releasing a "swarm" of mosquitoes from a jar, into the crowd.
"Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. I brought some. Here I'll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected," said Gates as he opened the jar. After waiting a minute, Gates then stated that the mosquitoes were not infected with the disease.