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Way Before West Nile, Mosquitoes Delivered Killer Malaria

Dec 18, 2012
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North Texas has been more worried about West Nile virus lately -- with at least 35 deaths this year and hundreds of people sickened. But the granddaddy of mosquito-borne illnesses is still malaria, and NPR's Adam Cole explores how it spreads and how doctors have responded in this fun animated video. (Gin and tonic, anyone?)

Source: Npr

What do Jesuit priests, gin and tonics, and ancient Chinese scrolls have in common? They all show up in our animated history of malaria. It's a story of geopolitical struggles, traditional medicine, and above all, a war of escalation between scientists and a tiny parasite.

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