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Lecture 9

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Caroline Barakat

Lecture 9: Malaria Historical Context: Has been mentioned in the Nei Chang in China around 2700 BC Mentioned by Hippocrates corpus in the 4 the century and distinguished between the tertian and quartan malaria types. Also believed that it was transmitted via water reservoir. It caused the social decline of the Roman Empire and was referred to as the roman fever. Thought that it was from poisonous air rising from the marshes called roman campagna Moved from the old world to the new world by the Europeans in the 15the century. th Reached the Mississippi valley in the 19 century Laveran observed a back brown pigment in the blood and observed exflagellation in 1880 In 1898 Koch argued that it was caused by a mosquito but was not very successful in proving this Ronal Ross thought it was caused by an intestinal infection o He met with Dr. Manson and Manson gave him the idea that mosquitoes were linked with malaria o Ro
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