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July 25, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(4):264-265. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480010050017

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In connection with the above we may say here that the catalogue of the iniquities of the mosquito is not yet exhausted. Besides its maleficent function as the transmitterlchar-r of malaria and yellow fever and its general character as a pestilent nuisance, there is yet another disease of tropical and warmer temperate regions that is being credited to its mischief. The Hawaiian Board of Health has already taken action against it as a factor in the spread of dengue, and in the Journal of Tropical Medicine, July 1, Dr. H. Graham of Beyrouth, Syria, reports his investigations into the causation of this disease, and his conclusion derived therefrom that it is due to a protozoön conveyed and inoculated by the mosquito. He has found and studied the evolution of a parasite in the mosquito and in the blood of dengue cases that in seems to him satisfactorily assured as the

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