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The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind For 500,000 Years

How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind For 500,000 Years

1 May 2018

Sonia Shah

We have known how to prevent malaria for over a century, but it still infects 300 million people and kills nearly one million every year. In this book, the journalist Sonia Shah captures the history of this parasitic disease. She attempts to dismantle misconceptions around mosquito-borne diseases and argues that throughout the centuries we have invested our hopes in a panoply of drugs and technologies that make for only temporary fixes.

Penguin India, 309 pages, Rs 499

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