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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Learn about the World Health Organization's efforts to provide a coordinated global approach to fighting malaria.

Wellcome Trust
This biomedical research-funding group has compiled a wealth of information on the Plasmodium parasites, their impact on the body, and the attempts to control and prevent malaria. The site includes an informative animation of the life cycle of the parasite.

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This governmental organization provides reliable information about the symptoms, treatment, and epidemiology of malaria.

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Bruce-Chwatt, Leonard Jan, and Julian de Zulueta.The Rise and Fall of Malaria in Europe.Oxford University Press, 1980.

Bwire, Robert. Bugs in Armor: A Tale of Malaria and Soldiering. iUniverse.com, Inc., 2001.

Desowitz, Robert S. The Malaria Capers. W. W. Norton & Company, 1991.

Dickson, D. Despommier, and others. Parasitic Diseases. Apple Tree Productions, 2005.

Gillett, J. D. The Mosquito. Doubleday & Company, 1972.

Harrison, Gordon. Mosquitoes, Malaria and Man: A History of the Hostilities since 1880. E. P. Dutton, 1978.

Honigsbaum, Mark. The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001.

Russell, Paul F., and others. Practical Malariology. Oxford University Press, 1963.

Sherman, Irwin W. The Power of Plagues. ASM Press, 2006.

Spielman, Andrew, and Michael D'Antonio. Mosquito: A Natural History of Our Most Persistent and Deadly Foe. Hyperion, 2001.