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Learn About Malaria

January 17th, 2012

mosquitoOSU Adjunct professor, Phil Rossignol, Department of Fish and Wildlife, will speak on ‘Ronald Ross: Malarialogist and Polymath’ in Magruder 102 on Wednesday, January 18, 12 noon.

Ronald Ross discovered the malarial parasite in the gastrointestinal tract of the Anopheles mosquito which led to the realisation that malaria was transmitted to humans by mosquitos. This laid the foundation for combating the disease. Professor Rossignol is an expert in parasitology as it affects public health and ecology.

The talk is sponsored by the Ride Heart of the Valley (RHV) committee who will provide soup and bread for lunch. They want to remind everyone to register for RHV now! There are 12, 30, and 62 mile ride options — all begin and end at the CVM horse arena. The ride is a fundraiser for the Veterinary Hospital’s Olive K. Britt Endowment for Emergency Services  and for the Boys & Girls Club dental health clinic in Corvallis.

Join the ride and bring your friends! The ride takes place on Saturday, April 28, 7am – 3 pm. Your $30 registration buys a T-shirt, snacks and drinks along the route, lunch at the after party, and a raffle ticket for fun prizes!! To register for the ride, or for more information, contact Daphne Johnson.

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