Malaria Timeline

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In History
  • 323

    Death of Alexander the Great

    Death of Alexander the Great
    On the route to India beyond Mesopotamia, it was believed Alexander died of Malaria.
  • 400

    First Malariologist 400 BCE

    First Malariologist 400 BCE
    Hippocrates was the first malariologist, who described various malaria and described the difference between continuous fever and the intermittent malarial fever.
  • Jun 23, 1227

    Death of Genghis Khan

    Death of Genghis Khan
    The Mongol warlord, who had set up one of the largest land empire ever known have suffered from malaria in the spring of 1227.
  • Jan 1, 1570

    1570 BCE

     1570 BCE
    On the banks of the Nile River residents recorded observations of diseases into the oldest surviving medical document from Ancient Egypt, the Ebers Papyrus. Ebers Papyrus consisted of 700 drugs and 800 creations
  • Ancient Cures 1600 AD

    Ancient Cures 1600 AD
    The bitter bark of the Cinchona tree in Peru was used by the native Peruvian Indians and was the first recorded treatment. Claudius Galenus of Pergamum (131-AD) suggested that Malaria could be treated by purging and bleeding and vomiting. It was believed that this would take out poisons.
  • Treatment 1820 AD

    Treatment 1820 AD
    Quinine was used frequently for helping cure Malaria
  • American Civil, West African, French Campaigns and wars 1861-1895

    American Civil, West African, French Campaigns and wars 1861-1895
    In the American Civil War, one half of the white troops and 80% of the black soldiers of the Union Army got malaria annually. 1,316,000 of illnesses and 10,000 deaths were reported.
    In the West African War, many soldiers were conquered by disease without the enemy ever seen. In the French Campaign, 4000 deaths were due to Malaria.

    First malaria parasite discovered by Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran. He found this by having some samples of blood from sick soldiers and found that there was an energetic small bug wriggling ferociously in a red blood cell. It is believed that Malaria originated from Africa and spread to other parts of the world.
  • Malaria in mid century

    At this point, Malaria was the leading cause in the most number of Deaths worldwide.

    Malaria considered to be eliminated in the US
  • The Risks

    The Risks
    In the early 1960s, only 10% the world's population was at risk of contracting malaria. It then rose to 40% as mosquitos have developed a resistance to treatment drugs.
  • Mortality Rates- LOW!! LOW!! LOW!!

    Mortality Rates- LOW!! LOW!! LOW!!
    Insecticide-treated bednets are proven to reduce overall childhood mortality by 20% in large, multi- country African study. In 1998, WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and World Bank wishes to
    halve the malaria mortality by 2010
  • Malaria Research in Australia

    Malaria Research in Australia
    Scientists discovered how the Malaria parasite has become reistant to drugs.
  • Bill and Melinda Foundation

    Bill and Melinda Foundation
    This is the largest private foundation in the world and focuses largely on diseases such as malaria. It began in 1994 and continues to this day, funding projects. In 1999, Bill Gates donated $50million so to find a vaccine for Malaria
  • Earliest Records-2700 BCE

    Earliest Records-2700 BCE
    2700 BCE, China, the earliest records of Malaria. However, it has been seen on clay Tablets and objects that were excavated from Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations that wrote of Gods punishing men by sending disease. Archaeologists uncovered object dedicated to Nergal, the Babylonian God of Disease and death and is symbolized by a flying insect.
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    Early part of the 20th century, Malaria has accounted for 10% of global deaths, while in India it probably accounted for over half.