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Nel 1945, il territorio delle Paludi Pontine fu scelto per condurre il primo esperimento di campagna antianofelica con impiego del DDT, programmato da Missiroli (1). Il risultato straordinario ed immediato permise le seguenti considerazioni:

  1. nell’area del Mediterraneo, ove la malaria era in gran parte diffusa dagli anofeli di tipo Anopheles maculipennis, la lotta contro l’insetto adulto era sufficiente a sopprimere la trasmissione della malattia;
  2. la lotta antilarvale, molto più costosa di quella contro l’insetto adulto, era superflua qualora si ricorresse all’uso razionale del DDT;
  3. la rapida e profonda azione del DDT permetteva di abbandonare tutte le misure profilattiche che sino ad allora venivano applicate (dalla lotta antilarvale alla protezione meccanica).

Nel 1946 furono, quindi, trattate con soluzioni di DDT vaste zone malariche della costa Veneto-Emiliana, dell’Agro Romano, delle provincie di Latina e Frosinone, della Maremma Toscana e varie località della Sicilia.
Nel 1947 ebbe inizio un piano quinquennale di lotta antianofelica, impiegando il DDT su tutto il territorio nazionale ed adottando i seguenti criteri:

  1. il primo anno sarebbero stati trattati tutti i manufatti, soggetti all’endemia malarica, lungo la fascia litoranea della Sicilia e del territorio continentale, raggiungendo l’interno al fine di bonificare abitazioni ed altri manufatti situati nelle vallate di fiumi e torrenti, noti focolai anofelici, dove più inficiava la malaria;
  2. il secondo anno sarebbero state trattate le località interne, sino a raggiungere le zone ritenute indenni, escludendo i centri abitati con manifestazioni sporadiche di casi di malaria e con focolai anofelici facilmente controllabili attraverso i mezzi antilarvali;
  3. dal terzo anno in poi occorreva realizzare la “didittizzazione” di tutte le zone ad endemia apprezzabile attraverso l’esplorazione malariologica, ossia il rilevamento degli indici endemici.

La campagna antimalarica, così condotta, evidenziò ben presto il problema della resistenza al DDT delle mosche domestiche, che rese necessaria un’attiva ricerca di insetticidi alternativi, agenti per contatto e sempre ad azione residua. Poichè il piano quinquennale 1947-1951 era stato condotto su base sperimentale, senza una precedente pianificazione internazionale, risultò difficile stabilire una data precisa in cui collocare l’interruzione della trasmissione. Infatti, la malaria può essere presente su un territorio con diverso grado di stabilità. Essa può definirsi stabile quando il vettore è molto efficiente, con elevata capacità a trasmettere l’infezione malarica all’uomo, e non si verificano grandi fluttuazioni nell’andamento della malattia nel corso degli anni; essa è instabile, invece, quando l’intensità della trasmissione è variabile nel corso degli anni. - Da qui

La mia preoccupazione per la diffuzione del virus Zika è dovuta sopratutto al fatto che negli anni ‘40/’50 la zanzara tigre non era presente così diffusamente sul territorio italiano e l’arrivo di merci e persone da zone a rischio non era massiccio come lo è oggi.

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Today we honor and remember cancer fighter RJ Cornelia. His Auntie Thea Cornelia writes, 

“RJ loves trucks. Specifically Bruder trucks. I would stop by the house and he would come running out with his catalog and say "Auntie Thea I want THIS one!” I could never refuse. He called them his “collection”. 

This was during his honeymoon period. His honeymoon lasted about three months. RJ was walking across the room one day just a few weeks before his fourth birthday and fell and could not get up. A few days later our family was in a hospital room waiting for a diagnosis. Imagine the horror of the words “Make memories. There’s not much we can do.” 

"Terminal”. It’s shocking. Still is. 

RJ was diagnosed with DIPG. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. The worst of the worst with Childhood Cancer. We did everything we could to make his remaining time with us a happy time. He was taken from us a year after diagnosis. I have so many sweet memories. It’s been a year since RJ was taken from us. He is loved and missed by his mom and dad, his big sister Eleanor and his little brother James. 

We miss you buddy. 

Your loving Auntie, Thea"

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