Remembering the Almora Boy Who Linked Mosquitoes to Malaria
How do we know that mosquitoes cause malaria? Ronald Ross!
And guess what? He was born in Almora, India.
Ronald Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1902 for his work on malaria. His research on malaria and methods of combating it are the foundation of most of our modern-day knowledge of this disease.
According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, in 2016, there were 10,59,437 cases of malaria in India, while 242 people died due to the disease. Since January 2017, 113 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have already been reported in the national capital.
Ronald Ross passed away on 16 September 1932 in London. We pay our tribute to him on his 85th death anniversary and thank him for his crucial discovery.
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