The discovery by the American Commission in 1900 that yellow fever is caused by a filtrable virus and that it is conveyed by the bite of the mosquito, Aëdes aegypti, largely determined the methods used to control this disease during the subsequent three decades. Yellow fever was known to persist in endemic form in a number of maritime centers in tropical America, but it was not known to exist outside of these foci in interepidemic periods. The successful eradication of the disease from Havana and Panama and later from other cities by rigid anti-aegypti control measures led naturally to the
ADVANCES IN CONTROL OF YELLOW FEVER. Ann Intern Med. ;13:2355–2358. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-12-2355
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