Vosshall compares mosquito research, and research on malaria and dengue fever that they carry, to research on HIV/AIDS.
In the amount of time it probably took you to read the above two paragraphs, two African children died of malaria.
For Rosolie, the threat was an isolated Indian tribe; for Bates, malaria.
malaria is the leading cause of death and illness in Congo, a vast central African nation of about 70 million.
Nearly 95 percent of the population lives in malaria endemic areas and children are especially at risk.
The fosse has since been filled up, on account of the malaria produced by the stagnant water which it contained.
The malaria of the swamps attacked him, and he died within a few days.
Hardly was the regular cultivation of the fields interrupted than the production of malaria recommenced.
The malaria has got hold of me again, and the doctor says I must go out at once.
Perhaps its antipyretic effects are limited to those cases in which malaria is a known or an unknown complication.
1740, from Italian mal'aria, from mala aria, literally "bad air," from mala "bad" (fem. of malo, from Latin malus; see mal-) + aria "air" (see air (n.1)). Probably first used by Italian physician Francisco Torti (1658-1741). The disease, now known to be mosquito-borne, once was thought to be caused by foul air in marshy districts. Replaced native ague.
malaria ma·lar·i·a (mə-lâr'ē-ə)
An infectious disease characterized by cycles of chills, fever, and sweating, caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito. Also called jungle fever, paludism, swamp fever.
An infectious disease of tropical areas caused by the parasitic infection of red blood cells by a protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito. Malaria is characterized by recurrent episodes of chills, fever, sweating, and anemia and is endemic in Africa, Central America, and much of Southern Asia and northern South America.