Malaria and the Mosquito
Lucretia Garfield: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech
Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: Three to four class periods
In May of 1881, just after the Garfields had moved into the White House, Lucretia became very ill, with a disease called malaria. Although it is very unusual for anyone in temperate climates such as the United States to contract malaria, the disease is a world-wide problem for many, and efforts are currently underway to eradicate the disease wherever possible.
Websites: Malaria on Wikipedia
FAQs About Malaria Anopheles Mosquitoes I Anopheles Mosquitoes II Gates Foundation Makes Grants to Defeat Malaria
Malaria in Africa Credits: This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.