HLTB21H3 Lecture Notes - Plasmodium Ovale, Cinchona, Chloroquine

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Earlier records dates back to 2700 bc to a chinese text nei chang . Hippocratic corpus was the first to describe the malaria symptoms and what happened to the people with malaria in the spleen; differentiated the different types of malaria (where fever appears 3rd day vs. 4th day) 4th century, evidence of the endemic in greece = roman fever; contributed to the decline of this empire. At this time the belief was that it resulted from bad air or poisonous vapours in the marshes. Reached to spain and russia in the 12th century. Reached to england in the 14th century. 15th century it reached the new world, thought to be have spread by the people of. In the 19th century in the new world it became prevalent like the mississippi valley, Ne us, american subtropics and tropics including caribbean.

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