Malaria - Overview

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General Info about Malaria

► Malaria, an infectious disease, owes its discovery to Sir Ronald Ross during his tenure in secunderabad in the 19th century.


► The Italians thought Malaria was caused by “Bad Air”– hence the name.

► It is one of the earliest recorded diseases of the 18th century.

► It is a dreaded disease causing more than 3 million deaths each year and leaving 300-500million ill.

► Paul Muller was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of “the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods”,The DDT was used effectively to control malaria.

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camaldina Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thanks for write-pus. Its very informative. You only talked about the treatment of malaria, but what about the treatment/avoidance of the Malaria Relapses, which is very important?

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