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Malarial fever in colonial Bengal, 1820-1939

Arabinda Samanta

Malarial fever in colonial Bengal, 1820-1939

social history of an epidemic

by Arabinda Samanta

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Published by Firma KLM in Kolkata .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Bengal
    • Subjects:
    • Malaria -- India -- Bengal -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-264) and index.

      StatementArabinda Samanta.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRC164.I32 B4665 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination272 p. :
      Number of Pages272
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3537468M
      LC Control Number2001445295

      The malaria parasite develops both in humans and in the female Anopheles mosquitoes. The size and genetic complexity of the parasite mean that each infection presents thousands of antigens (proteins) to the human immune system. Malaria and Mortality in Bengal, Ira Klein. The Indian Economic & Social History Review 9: 2, Download Citation. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. Simply select your manager software from the list below and click on download.

      Malaria is a serious, life-threatening, and sometimes fatal, disease spread by mosquitoes and caused by a parasite. Malaria was a significant health risk in the U.S. until it was eliminated by multiple disease-control programs in the late s. The illness presents with flu-like symptoms that include high fever . In congenital malaria, infected mothers transmit parasites to their child during pregnancy before or during delivery. Therefore, though congenital transmission is rare, health-care providers should be alert to the diagnosis of malaria in ill neonates and young infants, particularly those with fever.

      Malaria, serious relapsing infection in humans, characterized by periodic attacks of chills and fever, anemia, enlargement of the spleen, and often fatal complications. It is caused by one-celled parasites of the genus Plasmodium that are transmitted to humans by the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes. Malaria is a serious and sometimes life-threatening disease that is more common in countries with tropical climates. Spread by mosquitoes, malaria causes shaking, high fever, and could also lead.


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Malarial fever in colonial Bengal, 1820-1939 by Arabinda Samanta Download PDF EPUB FB2

"This book explicates the relationship between man, mosquito and the colonial state, all three of which were enmeshed in an interlocking relationship and together constituted the stuff of the tragic saga of malarial fever in Bengal.

The primary objective is to capture the interface between an epidemic Author: Arabinda Samanta. Malarial Fever in Colonial Bengal, Authors: Arabinda Samanta. Categories: Malaria. Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Get Books. Books about Malarial Fever in Colonial Bengal, Malarial fever in colonial Bengal, Kolkata: Firma KLM, (OCoLC) Online version: Samanta, Arabinda, Malarial fever in colonial Bengal, Kolkata: Firma KLM, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Arabinda Samanta.

The Fever book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause c̩l̬bre for voguish /5. 2 Arabinda Samanta, Malarial Fever in Colonial Bengal: Social History of an Epidemic, Р(Kolkata: Firma KLM, ); Sandeep Sinha, Public Health Policy and the Indian Public: Bengal Р(Calcutta: Vision Publications, ).Cited by: Malarial Subjects - by Rohan Deb Roy September French, J.

H., Endemic Fever in Lower Bengal, Commonly called Burdwan Fever (Calcutta: Thacker, Spink ). Meldrum, C., Weather, Health and Forests: A Report on the Inequalities of the Mortality from Malarial Fever and Other Diseases in Mauritius (Port Louis: Mercantile Record Co.

Printing Establishment, ). Energized in by a call for malaria eradication, the world united around a new agenda to control and eliminate this ancient scourge. WHO-driven policies led to massive coverage with free or subsidized insecticide-treated nets.

As malaria ceased to be the main cause of fever. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals.

Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the. The Indian countryside, especially the lowlands in eastern India and forested areas elsewhere came to be associated with endemic malarial fever.

Although the clearing of jungles was expected to reduce the danger from fever in such areas, colonial projects such as canal systems for irrigation, railway lines and roads on raised embankments. Author(s): Samanta,Arabinda, Title(s): Malarial fever in colonial Bengal, social history of an epidemic/ Arabinda Samanta.

Country of Publication: India Publisher: Kolkata:. SITUATING MALARIA IN COLONIAL BENGAL –FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF COLONIAL RESPONSE& NATIVE REACTION (). Disease in colonial America that afflicted the early immigrant settlers was a dangerous threat to life. Some of the diseases were new and treatments were ineffective.

Malaria was deadly to many new arrivals, especially in the Southern colonies. Of newly arrived able-bodied young men, over one-fourth of the Anglican missionaries died within five years of their arrival in the Carolinas. The history of malaria stretches from its prehistoric origin as a zoonotic disease in the primates of Africa through to the 21st century.

A widespread and potentially lethal human infectious disease, at its peak malaria infested every continent, except Antarctica. Its prevention and treatment have been targeted in science and medicine for hundreds of years.

Ina cluster of malaria deaths in the highly endemic Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal, India, led to assignment of additional resources.

Malaria deaths decreased, but continued to occur. A study was conducted to identify the risk factors for residual malaria deaths. Malaria death was defined as a death from fever with microscopically confirmed Plasmodium falciparum among residents of. This part of the malaria story has been seldom told in a popular book until now and "The Fever Trail" is very noteworthy for this reason.

The later chapters cover discovery of the malarial parasite, the modern era of anti-malarial drugs, and the attempts to develop a vaccine, parts of the malaria story that several other authors have dealt with Reviews: Books shelved as malaria: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind forYears by Sonia Shah, The Calcutta Chrom.

Malaria is caused by infection with protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium transmitted by female Anopheles species mosquitoes. Our understanding of the malaria parasites begins in with the discovery of the parasites in the blood of malaria patients by Alphonse Laveran.

The sexual stages in the blood were discovered by William MacCallum in birds infected with. InCamillo Golgi was the first to recognize that malaria fever coincides with the cyclical release of malaria parasites during schizont rupture of red blood ing the release of merozoites from the liver, blood stage parasites undergo exponential replication that is asymptomatic (prepatant) until a pyrogenic threshold (the minimal parasite density required to trigger a febrile.

Public Health in British India: A Brief Account of the History of Medical Services and Disease Prevention in Colonial India January Indian Journal of Community Medicine 34(1). A Case of Malarial Fever* * Read before a meeting of the Edinburgh Veterinary Medical Society, April 28th, Henry Taylor, Recommended articles Citing articles (0).This book is an attempt to provide a much needed historical study of malaria in modern East Asia.

It examines how different countries attempted to combat this mosquito-borne disease in the context of the global history of malaria since the nineteenth century. Malaria can be a severe, potentially fatal disease (especially when caused by Plasmodium falciparum), and treatment should be initiated as soon as drug regimen to treat a patient with malaria depends on the clinical status of the patient, the type (species) of the infecting parasite, the area where the infection was acquired and its drug-resistance status, pregnancy status.