The History of Indigenous Malaria in Cumbia

Written by Administrator. Posted in Meetings

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 6th November was Professor Ian Hodkinson who gave a presentation entitled ‘The Ague;  The History of Indigenous Malaria in Cumbia’.

The Ague is better known as Swamp Fever or its more common name, Malaria, which is spread by a species of the mosquito. It had almost disappeared in this country but has started to show signs of return although not in Cumbria as of yet.  This is caused by a number of factors, namely re-wetting of wetlands, climate warming, drug resistance, no current vaccine and more intensive farming of cattle, all of which contribute to this return.