26th May 2024

‘Mosquito Day’ – Hope you don’t get bitten!


20 August 1897 is officially considered to be the day when Ronald Ross identified the malaria parasite in the Anopheles mosquito. His finding had tremendous impact on the fight against the disease, for which he was awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1902, and later knighted. It was indeed a remarkable achievement for Ronald Ross, who had failed the Licentiate examination of the Society of Apothecaries as a medical student.

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