The Mosquito Man

Life in the Fast Lane has finally recognised Ronald Ross’s contribution to our understanding of malaria with a Crazy Bug Hunter feature on the man who finally worked out the missing links in the malaria cycle.

The μgnome points out that he would not have got there without the prior work of Manson, Laveran and Grassi (he shared the 1902 Nobel prize with the latter) and possibly Theobald Smith’s ground breaking work on vector-borne diseases.

Micrognauts should look forward to future posts on a variety of vector-borne infections, but will need to concentrate their efforts on malaria for the time being, especially if they are preparing for the FACTM part 1 exam, starting with sample questions.


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