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It went no better for the Wintu people of central California. When Jedediah Smith entered Sacramento Valley in 1826, neither he nor the Wintu could foresee the epic tragedy that would result from this first contact with Euro-Americans. Four years later the long chain of calamities - which have not ended to this day - began with a malaria epidemic introduced from Oregon by trappers, wiping out three-fourths of the entire Wintu population in upper and central Sacramento Valley.

The Agaimbo swamp is located in one of the most remote regions of Papua New Guinea. It is infested by malaria–carrying mosquitoes and huge crocodiles and t

On Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a day-long “high-level meeting” to rally the world in fighting a public-health scourge: Antimicrobial resistance. This will be only the fourth time in its 70-year history that the UN General Assembly will address a specific infectious-diseases issue, the others being malaria, HIV/Aids and Ebola. The concept of antimicrobial resistance is difficult to grasp and misconceptions abound. In a groundbreaking series of interviews…

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Lone Wolf's battles: the Texas Rangers at Lost Valley. U.S. Calvary at Palo Duro Canyon. With the buffalo gone, he and his people surrendered in 1875. Lone Wolf with a group of 27 Kiowa's were singled out for incarceration at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida, were he would remain until 1878. He was found guilty of rebellion and sentenced to the dungeons of Fort Marion at St. Augustine. Prone to malaria and measles, he died in 1879. Lone Wolf is buried somewhere in the Wichita Mountains.