War against malaria – WWII

War against malaria War against malaria - During World War II the United States Army faced difficult malaria control problems in America and in the battlefield. The malaria mosquito was more deadly than the enemy of the darn war. In order to prevent malaria and shorten the war, American G.I.’s had to keep fit and take Atabrine daily. The term G.I. referred to Government Issue or General Issue which involves the government drafting men in the 40’s and was widespread throughout the United States. G.I’s had to follow steps to preventing and controlling malaria. Such as sleeping under a net, keeping it prepared, tucking it in and making sure there is no mosquito waiting for you inside the net. G.I’s...

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