Progress in Modelling Malaria Transmission
David Smith and Nick Ruktanonchai
Ronald Ross demonstrated that mosquitoes transmit malaria parasites. In the years that followed, malaria control programs focused on reducing mosquito densities, largely through larval vector control. Eleven years after Ross\'s seminal discovery, he wrote about malaria transmission in Report on the Prevention of Malaria in Mauritius: The infection rate varies, not only in neighbouring places, but even in the same place from year to year...What is the cause of these variations? This question is so important as regards both the general theory of malaria and the subject of prevention that we must endeavour to obtain clear ideas about it by careful reasoning.