’Fever: The History of Malaria in Hong Kong’ the new HKMMS‘s exhibition (from April, 25 to July, 26) [fr]

The HKU Centre for the Humanities and Medicine and the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences are pleased to present ’Fever: The History of Malaria in Hong Kong’.

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Malaria has long been imagined as a tropical or developing world disease. With the rapid medical advances of the late 20th and early 21st centuries it is perhaps easy to forget the long presence and significant impact of malaria on Hong Kong’s history. "Fever: The History of Malaria in Hong Kong" is designed to take the visitor on an experiential journey through the history of malaria in Hong Kong.

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The exhibition encourages multi-sensory engagement with local historical information and artefacts.

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By the way, it points out that the French doctor Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran identified the protozoan parasite responsible for malaria in 1880.

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The exhibition also promotes understanding of the importance of the disease in the development of the territory. Visitors will learn how malaria was eradicated from Hong Kong, as well as the seriousness of the contemporary malaria situation in other regions of the world.
Researchers from PHKU Pasteur Research Pole (HKU -PRP), including Professor Roberto BRUZZONE, participated in the scientific content of the exhibition.

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This events takes place from the 25th of April to the 26th of July at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences » No.2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong.

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HKMMS website

publié le 20/12/2016

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