|Your personal background.|
|I am a 72 year-old retired general surgeon, living in east Tennessee, USA. |
I lived in Cameroun and Central African Republic in 1951 - 1955. I had several bouts of malaria in spite of daily quinine. I don't know which species of Plasmodium I had; my mother had "blackwater fever", so we presume she had P. falciparum. My episodes responded to Atabrine and were not prolonged or severe. I left Africa just before chloroquine was available to us; my family used it in subsequent years.
We had nets, but not insecticide-treated. We did put DDT in the whitewash used to coat the interior walls of our houses. As a willful teen, I rarely used the nets; I suspect compliance will always be a problem.
I remember our physician showing me the hugely enlarged spleens in African children; the spleens extended all the way to the pelvis.
|Your opinions about FiND@Home|
|1. I am amazed and horrified at the mortality rates for malaria, and am glad to do a bit to help bring it under control. I wish I could do more. |
2. I have just started running the project, so I have yet to understand it completely.
3. No suggestions yet . . .
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