Timeline History

Deadly Disease Timeline



Year disease (findings) / outbreaks scientific reasearch/cure Medicines Articles
1971   Rickets : Three research groups identify the chemical/molecular structure of the final active form of vitamin D as 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, which is soon reclassified as a hormone controlling calcium metabolism.               Rickets: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, And Annotated Research Guide To Internet References
Rickets: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, And Annotated Research Guide To Internet References
1972   Resources for malaria control shifted largely to other health needs.
      Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy
Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy
1973          
1974   DDT removed from the marketplace in the US because of its environmental effects. Alternative insecticides were more expensive and in some cases were more toxic to people.
First vaccine for chicken pox       The Story of the Chicken Pox
The Story of the Chicken Pox
1975   Rickets : Haussler confirms the discovery of a protein receptor that binds the active vitamin D metabolite to the nucleus of cells in the intestine.       Skeleton of an Adult Patient Afflicted with Rickets
Skeleton of an Adult Patient Afflicted with Rickets Giclee Print
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1976   World Health Organisation co-ordinated an intensive study of malaria in the Garki district of Northern Nigeria. This study showed the problems that can be encountered in combatting malaria in Africa (1969 - 1976)       A Young Boy Holds His Sisters Hand as She Waits for Treatment against Malaria
A Young Boy Holds His Sisters Hand as She Waits for Treatment against Malaria Photographic Print
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1977   First vaccine for pneumonia (Streptococcus pneumoniae) First issue of Diabetes Dialogue, a magazine for members of the Canadian Diabetes Association, is published.      
1978 The largest recorded outbreak of anthrax in humans and likely the largest among animals occurred in Zimbabwe in 1978-1980 during the time of its Civil War. 10,000 human cases and 151 deaths were documented.
First vaccine for meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis)       Bacterial Meningitis: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, And Annotated Research Guide To Internet References
Bacterial Meningitis: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, And Annotated Research Guide To Internet References
1979 Accidental aerosolized release of anthrax spores in the Soviet Union in 1979 resulted in 79 cases and 68 deaths.       Anthrax- Judge Dredd
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1980 Chloroquine resistance by P. falciparum appeared in coastal Tanzania and Kenya and spread over most of Africa in the 1980's.
Rickets : A a Japanese research team and, independently, Michael F. Holick and coworkers show that vitamin D hormone inhibits skin cell growth. Holick and colleagues demonstrate that topical applications of the vitamin D hormone are a remarkably effective treatment of psoriasis        
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