Life Cycle of the Malaria Parasite      

April 22, 2020

An On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society

MALARIA: The first Pandemic in the New World

Dr. Ronald Ross
Major Walter Reed
   Malaria is thought to have originated in Africa and could very well have been brought to Hispaniola by sailors aboard the Niña, Pinta or Santa Maria in 1492 or soon thereafter.

   A British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross, determined in 1881 that a parasite is conveyed from victim to victim by a female mosquito of the genus Anopheles that uses the  blood of one sufferer to nourish her eggs, soon to be injected in another victim.

   The process is very efficient. Each year, approximately 210-million persons “catch” malaria and about 440,000 of them die.

   In 1889, The French abandoned the construction of the Panama Canal due to death of sickened workers there. Once malaria and yellow fever were quelled by Major Walter Reed, a military doctor who killed mosquitos by pouring oil on water, engineers Carlos Finlay and William Gorgas concluded the project In 1914.

                       -Phil Richardson. Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition

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