Over millennia, its victims have included Neolithic dwellers, early Chinese and Greeks, princes and paupers. In the 20th century alone, malaria claimed between million and million lives, accounting for 2 to 5 percent of all deaths Carter and Mendis,
Despite massive efforts to eradicate the disease, it remains a major public health problem in poorer tropical regions. But malaria has not always been concentrated in tropical areas. How did other regions control malaria and why does the disease still flourish in some parts of the globe?
The combination of these forces, Packard contends, makes the tropical regions today a perfect home for the disease. Authoritative, fascinating, and eye-opening, this short history of malaria concludes with policy recommendations for improving control strategies and saving lives.
He is the author of White Plague, Black Labor: Packard does masterfully in his book on malaria is to integrate the biological complexity of the disease into its historical, social and economic context, even if he stops short of drawing all the obvious conclusions from the data he so ably presents.
Dunkel - Workers World "Useful in collections that support tropical medicine, public health, and the history of medicine.
This short book carries through its thoughtful approach with admirable power and consistency. Boyer, MD, DPhil, MPH - JAMA "This is a remarkable book that will be of great interest to any historian working on the history of disease and to those historians who deal with the difficult question of how to write sound and clear general histories.
McCann - International Journal of African Historical Studies " The Making of a Tropical Disease is a vigorously argued and accessibly narrated ecological history of malaria, a contribution as much to social medicine and studies in the political economy of disease as to medical history.
It should be required reading for all those contemplating a second malaria eradication campaign.
His research and depth of knowledge on the topic as a historian are just amazing. He has also provided excellent references for further studies.A Short History of Malaria. Randall M. Packard Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease. Winner, Book of the Year, End Malaria Awards, Malaria Foundation International " The Making of a Tropical Disease is a vigorously argued and accessibly narrated ecological history of malaria.
Malaria sickens hundreds of millions of people—and kills one to three million—each year. Despite massive efforts to eradicate the disease, it remains a major public health problem in poorer tropical regions.
But malaria has not always been concentrated in tropical areas. How did other regions control malaria and why does the disease still flourish in some 5/5(1).
Malaria is the world's most important infectious disease, affecting more than a hundred million people each year. According to the World Health Organization, the following statistics reveal the spread of malaria in the world. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic single-celled microorganisms belonging to the Plasmodium group.
Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an Causes: Plasmodium spread by mosquitos.
Feb 01, · Malaria is an ancient disease and references to what was almost certainly malaria occur in a Chinese document from about BC, clay tablets from Mesopotamia from BC, Egyptian papyri from BC and . 5 A Brief History of Malaria.
MALARIA'S GLOBAL SAGA. Malaria occupies a unique place in the annals of history. Over millennia, its victims have included Neolithic dwellers, early Chinese and Greeks, princes and paupers. within a few short years Chinese scientists had studied its antimalarial activity from test tube to patient, identified.