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It simply reflects the complexity of the manifestations of the disease, which has already been noted. The testimony of Marchiafava, which has already been examined, shows that Jarcho was quite wrong to suggest that modern doctors cannot recognize the disease that Celsus and Hippocrates called semitertian fever. Celli and the other early modern Italian malariologists and numerous other modern specialists such as Grmek have all made the same identification. Furthermore, the evidence adduced by Jarcho of the failure of early modern authors to recognize semitertian fever is not pertinent, since most of the authors he considered lived in cold climates in northern Europe where P.

The size of the adult breeding population) of the populations (not necessarily the same population) to which belonged ‘mitochondrial Eve’, the last common female ancestor of all currently existing human mitochondrial DNA genotypes (assuming a rarity of recombination), and her male counterpart, the ‘Adam’ currently being revealed by studies of DNA sequences from the Y chromosome. P. falciparum is an extremely ancient human pathogen which was able to survive in small human populations in Africa, the cradle of human evolution.

Falciparum might well have been an evolutionary adaptation to the shortness of the season each year that was suitable for its reproduction because of the climatic constraints in Europe. Another crucial argument is that since the western Mediterranean mosquito vector-species A. labranchiae is common in North Africa, which in fact is its main area of distribution, as well as in Italy, while A. sacharovi, the second major Mediterranean vector with a more easterly distribution, also occurs in the Near East as well as in Greece, P.

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