Walter Reed and the Yellow Fever Breakthrough

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What did U.S. Army Major Walter Reed present to the American Public Health Association?

Who died from yellow fever one month before the theory about mosquitoes was presented?

What did Walter Reed name the testing area in honor of his late colleague?

What was the crucial question in the late 19th century regarding yellow fever?

What did many people believe caused the disease of yellow fever?

Who presented the theory that mosquitoes were responsible for the transmission of yellow fever to the American Public Health Association?

Where did Walter Reed present the theory about the transmission of yellow fever?


Test your knowledge of the history of yellow fever research and the groundbreaking discoveries made by U.S. Army Major Walter Reed. Explore the events leading up to his presentation of the mosquito transmission theory and the impact of the findings on public health.

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