A Turning Point in an Age-old Fight Against a Killer

Dec 28, 2015 | CNN.com

Until recently, if you asked for the most significant moment in the age-old fight against malaria, the answer would probably be 1897. That's when Dr. Ronald Ross discovered that mosquitoes transmit malaria. But many decades from now, when the word "malaria" evokes a blank look or a distant memory of a killer that preyed on the poor and the young, historians will point to 2015.

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