23 febbraio 2015

Quelle scritte del 1948 ancora visibili sui muri, in Sardegna

Cagliari, Febbraio 2015. Scritta del 1948 ancora visibile sul muro di una casa.


Instagram (linguaggiomacchina) 20 Gennaio 2015



DDT, la scritta resta (Sardinia Project, 1947) [Linguaggio Macchina]
DDT Desulo 2 nov 07 mameli
Desulo (NU) Novembre 2007. Foto: Andrea Mameli.


Liberi dalla malaria. Il caso Sardegna
[Andrea Mameli, L'Unione Sarda, 15 aprile 2008]
 

[Andrea Mameli, L'Unione Sarda, 14 maggio 2006]



Malaria in Sardinia (The Rockefeller Foundation Annual Report 1949)


Richard Swift e la lunga indagine sulla sopravvivenza delle zanzare [L'Unione Sarda Estate Cultura, 20 agosto 2008]



Program to Eradicate Malaria in Sardinia, 1946–1950
[Eugenia Tognotti, Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Sep; 15(9): 1460–1466]
Abstract
During 1946–1950, the Rockefeller Foundation conducted a large-scale experiment in Sardinia to test the feasibility of indigenous vector species eradication. The interruption of malaria transmission did not require vector eradication, but with a goal of developing a new strategy to fight malaria, the choice was made to wage a rapid attack with a powerful new chemical. Costing millions of dollars, 267 metric tons of DDT were spread over the island. Although malaria was eliminated, the main objective, complete eradication of the vector, was not achieved. Despite its being considered almost eradicated in the mid-1940s, malaria 60 years later is still a major public health problem throughout the world, and its eradication is back on the global health agenda.



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