The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences in Sheung Wan originally housed the Bacteriological Institute, which had its own Malaria Bureau dedicated to controlling the disease. Photo: SCMP Archive
The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences in Sheung Wan originally housed the Bacteriological Institute, which had its own Malaria Bureau dedicated to controlling the disease. Photo: SCMP Archive
Ria Sinha
Opinion

Opinion

Ria Sinha

How Hong Kong won its 150-year struggle against malaria

  • The recent rise in imported cases recalls a period in Hong Kong’s history when the disease threatened the city’s very existence
  • While it is unlikely that malaria will become prevalent here again, as global travel resumes, mosquito-borne diseases will again test the city’s resilience

The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences in Sheung Wan originally housed the Bacteriological Institute, which had its own Malaria Bureau dedicated to controlling the disease. Photo: SCMP Archive
The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences in Sheung Wan originally housed the Bacteriological Institute, which had its own Malaria Bureau dedicated to controlling the disease. Photo: SCMP Archive
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