ContributionReported observation of malaria parasite in mosquito that had been fed on an infected human.
NotesRonald (later Sir Ronald) Ross. The famous sighting made on August 20. Published in Brit. Med. J., Dec. 18, 1897. One of the very early pieces of direct evidence for the transmission of disease by an arthropod vector. See Manson; see Smith and Kilborne. Note that Garrison 4th. Edition, p.583, says only that Ross "...demonstrated the infection of birds by means of the mosquito..." and does not mention this important clue derived from human infection. There is a vast literature on the discovery of mosquito transmission, and the roles played by Ross and Grassi. See Ross's Memoirs; see Harrison etc, etc.
Pathogen ClassProtozoa

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