Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Malaria Site: All About Malaria

While searching for something malaria-related to post on the blog this week I stumbled upon this site: Malaria Site. The website has numerous fascinating sections dedicated to the history of malaria including reports on the earliest written descriptions of malaria dating back thousands of years ago to Babylonian cuneiform tablets which attribute the disease to Nergal, the Babylonian god of destruction and pestilence (described as a double-winged, insect).

The site even has a section dedicated to "Famous Victims" which include notable figures such as Italian author Dante, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Byron, and a list of 8 American president's who suffered from the disease (though none of them died).

There is a lot of neat stuff on the website that I would advise you to check out if you're interested: Malaria Site.

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