Swat That Mosquito : Estimating the Decline of Malaria in Georgia 1937-1947

  title={Swat That Mosquito : Estimating the Decline of Malaria in Georgia 1937-1947},
  author={Carl T. Kitchens},
  • Carl T. Kitchens
  • Published 2012
Between 1930 and 1950, malaria rates in the southeast United States went from infecting over thirty percent of the population to nearly zero. Several factors have been put forward as causes for the decline in malaria mortality and morbidity rates: increased public works targeting malaria, newly developed insecticides, and out migration of the rural poor to non endemic areas. This paper focuses on two of the primary explanations: (i) public works constructed by the Works Progress Administration… CONTINUE READING
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