Tag: Civil War

Malaria and the Mason-Dixon

by | 2.2.2012 at 1:10pm
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium - Photo by Lukas.S

When push came to shove, it was a microscopic virus that would draw the frontiers of a nation, and help to decide the life and livelihood of millions upon millions of the Americans who came to live there.