R Miranda Franco

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In view of the economic and operational importance in malaria eradication campaigns of correctly measuring the insecticides used, tests have been made in Mexico to compare the accuracy of two manual procedures, one volumetric and the other gravimetric. For volumetric measurement a calibrated, metal measuring-can of sheet metal is used, and for gravimetric(More)
For decades, malaria was a serious public health problem in Puerto Rico. In 1962, that country became the first tropical territory in the Americas, and possibly in the world, to receive certification from WHO for having eradicated malaria and having declared itself free of the disease. This report chronicles the tremendous effort that was dedicated to the(More)
Several ultra-low-volume (ULV) sprayings of technical malathion (95 per cent) were carried out in Panama City. Their purpose was to find out how useful this ULV technique could be in helping to combat mosquitoes, especially Aedes aegypti. Two residential areas were selected as sites for the trials. One of these was San Francisco, a district near the(More)
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