Malaria

Algeria, India

1880-malaria.jpgCharles Louis Alphonse Laveran, a French army surgeon stationed in Algeria, identifies the cause of malaria – parasites. In 1897, Ronald Ross, a British officer in the Indian Medical Service, determines that the malaria parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes. Both Leveran and Ross later receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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