Malaria Control: CDC Beginnings

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Malaria Control: CDC Beginnings

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In 1942, when the U.S. was mobilizing for the Second World War, the U. S. Public Health Service set up a program to protect the personnel of military bases in the Southeastern states from malaria. This disease had long been rampant in the area, and posed serious threats to the health of the military and civilian populations. The program known as Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA) was created to carry out the work. The lack of space in Washington due to the war effort allowed the program to base its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and closer to the work at hand. During the war years, the program was expanded to include the control of other communicable diseases. Because its work was so successful, a new organization was created around the nucleus of MCWA, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC). The date was July 1, 1946. This archive chronicles the agency’s early history from 1941-1951, including the contributions of local businessmen and Emory University. The buttons to the right will connect you to a searchable database of documents, oral histories, photographs and media. To conduct an advanced search, use the link in the blue navigation bar above. Use of this information is free, but please see “About this Site” for guidance on how to acknowledge the sources of the information used.

Items in the Malaria Control: CDC Beginnings Collection

MCWA REPORT
Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA) Report.
Brief Digest of Information on DDT.

TREATMENT OF MALARIA
Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA) From the War Department.
Treatment of Malaria.

Produced by the U. S. Public Health Service, U. S. Malaria Control in War Areas, Atlanta, Georgia

MCWA MURINE TYPHUS
Epidemiological Data for Murine Typhus Control Activities

Produced by the Medical Division, Office of Malaria Control in War Areas, U. S. Public Health Service, Atlanta, Georgia

MCWA ACTIVITIES
Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA)
Epidemiological Data for Malaria Control Activities

Produced by the Medical Division, Office of Malaria Control in War Areas, U. S. Public Health Service, Atlanta, Georgia

MURINE TYPHUS
Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA): Evaluation Data for Murine Typhus Fever Control Activities 1946

Produced by the Communicable Disease Center
Typhus Control Branch
Engineering Division
U. S. Public Health Service

MEMORANDUM<br />
Meat Inspection and Owners and Operators Memorandum.
From the War Food Administration
Office of Distribution
Washington 25, D. C.
A. R. Miller, Chief, Meat Inspection Division, Livestock and Meats Branch

Regarding the eradication of vermin…

ORGANIZATION REPORT
Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA)
Organization Report in Lieu of Monthly Report of Malaria Control in War Areas, March to June

TYPHUS
Endemic Typhus Fever Morbidity

Produced by the Federal Security Agency, U. S. Public Health Service, U. S. Communicable Disease Center

TROPICAL DISEASE SERIES
Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA)
Tropical Disease Series: Schistosomiasis