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The 1996 Runme Shaw Memorial Lecture: malaria--past, present and future.

Abstract:

Falciparum malaria may have infected Homo sapiens (and perhaps H erectus) in the Asia Pacific region for more than 100,000 years. This estimate is based on the gene frequency of alpha-thalassaemia, the protection it affords against falciparum malaria and assumptions of untreated mortality from the infection. Up until the end of the 19th century, there was a high mortality from malaria in the coastal parts of Malaya, but the malaria control campaign, begun in 1901 at Klang, was described by Si...

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Warrell, DA More by this author
Journal:
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
380-387
Publication date:
1997-05-05
ISSN:
0304-4602
URN:
uuid:b5c96a5d-997f-4f02-9e3a-a03bd632a131
Source identifiers:
61210
Local pid:
pubs:61210

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