ARISTIDES AGRAMONTE, M.D.
A Board of U. S. Army officers in 1900-1901 (1) discovered the manner in which mosquitoes transmit yellow fever from man to man, a theory announced and advocated by Dr. Carlos J. Finlay since 1881 (2).
The result of its investigations showed the following:
1. That soiled linen, bedding, etc. so-called "fomites" are absolutely non-infective; there is no direct contagion in yellow fever;
2. That the mosquito becomes infected only when it sucks blood from a patient during the first three days, possibly four days, of his illness;
3. That the mosquito becomes capable of transmitting the disease only after
AGRAMONTE A. Some Considerations Upon the Etiologic Agent in Yellow Fever1. Ann Intern Med. 1928;1:977–982. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-12-977
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