Volume s1-30, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Following the successful eradication of an invading malaria vector, , in Brazil and in Egypt, the next logical step in the use of this technique was an attempt to eradicate an indigenous vector species. Three such projects are at present under way, two of them in British colonial possessions, the islands of Cyprus and Mauritius, and the third in Sardinia. As the work on this latter project is still proceeding, no attempt will be made in this report to analyze the enormous amount of data collected, to break down finances or to draw final conclusions. This present statement will be confined to a brief history of the project, including both the progress made and the difficulties encountered.

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, having an area of about 23,896 square kilometers. For comparative purposes the following figures will be of interest:


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