U.S. soldiers take various precautions to control malaria in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:4 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film about controlling and curing malaria among United States soldiers in the Pacific Theater during World War II. U.S. Navy officers confer about fighting malaria in the Pacific Theater. Officers at a map as they discuss the areas most affected by malaria. Officer points at such areas on the map. Water ponds and dense jungle in Pacific Theater. A malaria casualty being carried on litters. U.S. soldiers advance and walk through the jungle. Soldiers roll down their shirt sleeves. One of them applies repellent on his neck to keep of mosquitoes. A mosquito net and insect spray being used to prevent malaria. A soldier sleeps in bed in an open area without taking any precautions against the malaria causing mosquitoes. Soldiers in a mess line as they take Atabrin pills to save themselves from from malaria. A poster about Atabrin pills. Military vehicles on a beach. A sign on a building reads 'Headquarters of Malaria control' U.S. military personnel conduct census of mosquito population. Men take samples of water to detect the presence of malaria causing anopheles. Seabees detonate dynamite to blast off pools of water to kill mosquitoes. Oil being sprayed on water surface to kill mosquitoes. Scientific combat team works to control malaria. Men work on a dam to flush out mosquito breeding streams.
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