Malaria in American troops in the South and Southwest Pacific in World War II.

@article{Joy1999MalariaIA,
  title={Malaria in American troops in the South and Southwest Pacific in World War II.},
  author={Robert J. T. Joy},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1999},
  volume={43},
  pages={192 - 207}
}
The control of infectious or communicable diseases generally demands in whole or in part management of the environment (water chlorination), law (immunization of school children), behaviour modification (safe sex), drugs (antibiotics, vaccines), and education or propaganda (television, posters). The eventual control of malaria in the South Pacific (SOPAC) and Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) theatres in World War II required the application in combat of all these variables. It is an exemplary tale… CONTINUE READING