Malaria is a deadly disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. For millennia it has defined human evolution, impacting societies, wars, empires, and our genetic makeup. In the 1800s almost the entire world was endemic for malaria, the disease being one of the greatest causes of infant mortality.
Professor Ric Price will present some of the key discoveries of the last 100 years, and the modern efforts and hurdles to the control and ultimate elimination of this deadly disease.
The lecture will be on Thursday March 17 – University Theatre, Orange Building, Casuarina Campus, 5 – 7pm. Admission is free.