BIOGEOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF MALARIA IN TRINIDAD.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY
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The report attempts to document various aspects of malaria during the last twenty-five years of its existence on Trinidad. Although active malaria transmission has been stopped in direct response to public health measures, the persistence or reduction of the disease in some areas has not been proportional to the control effort. As in some other parts of the world, malaria receded in the absence of efforts expended on its control in other areas, despite control measures it has stubbornly resisted eradication. This erratic characteristic of the disease still remains unexplained. The paper presents an introduction to the historical geography of Trinidadian malaria and offers analyses and suggestions for its changing character over the years.