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Malaria and Finnish troops

Discussion in 'Winter and Continuation Wars' started by Kai-Petri, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    http://www.malariajournal.com/content/7/1/171


    Dynamics of positional warfare malaria: Finland and Korea compared

    Lena Huldén1* and Larry Huldén2


    The malaria peak during the positional warfare in the 1940's was a short outbreak during the last phase of declining indigenous malaria in Finland. The activation of hypnozoites among a large number of soldiers and subsequent medication contributed to diminishing the reservoir of malaria and speeded up the eradication of the Finnish malaria.
     
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    Interesting. I always thought of malaria as a tropical disease. Thanks for posting this.
     

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