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MOSQUITO-BREEDING IN STATIC WATER SUPPLIES

Nature volume 149, pages 568570 (23 May 1942) | Download Citation

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IN countries such as Great Britain, where neither malaria, yellow fever nor other mosquito-borne diseases are endemic, consideration of the habits of these insects in connexion with war has scarcely ever been necessary. During the War of 1914-18, it is true, quite extensive outbreaks of malaria occurred in England owing to the fact that soldiers who had contracted the disease abroad were sent to convalesce in districts where Anopheles maculipennis, the chief malaria-carrier of Europe, was then (as now) particularly prevalent1. It may perhaps also be noted that neglect of agricultural drainage during that war led to a marked (and in some cases serious) increase in the mosquito infestation of many low-lying areas of Great Britain.

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  1. C. B. E., Director, British Mosquito Control Institute.

    • J. F. MARSHALL

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