EGYPT: Plague

Malaria is not ordinarily much of a killer, but in Upper Egypt last week it was as lethal as the plague. Accepted estimate was that in two years it has caused about 86,000 deaths in Qena and Aswan provinces (pop. about 1,000,000), some 400 miles from Cairo. Other estimates run as high as 200,000. Whole villages have been wiped out and, as in plague times, bodies lie unburied in the streets. Only in India and China, where malaria's pernicious forms are common, are such epidemics prevalent.

Many Egyptians blame the epidemic on the British, claim the British brought Anopheles...

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