Grassi versus Ross: who solved the riddle of malaria?

  title={Grassi versus Ross: who solved the riddle of malaria?},
  author={Ernesto Capanna},
  journal={International microbiology : the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology},
  volume={9 1},
  • Ernesto Capanna
  • Published 2006 in
    International microbiology : the official journal…
ed by Mercè Piqueras, INTERNATIONAL MICROBIOLOGY, from a lecture given by the author at the Institute for Catalan Studies, Barcelona, on October 19, 2005. 70 INT. MICROBIOL. Vol. 9, 2006 In 1879, Patrick Manson (1844–1922), a Scottish physician who had worked in China for over 20 years, demonstrated that so-called Bancroft’s filaria (Wuchereria bancrofti) was transmitted via the bite of a mosquito of the genus Culex. He proposed that a mosquito of that genus should be also involved in malaria… CONTINUE READING
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