Today, Google is celebrating Carlos Finlay 180 Birthday. Google has created a Doodle for celebrating his birthday.
Carlos Finlay was a Cuban physician and a scientist and most famously known for his work on Yellow Fever. His identified the role of mosquitoes in spreading of yellow fever.Finlay’s work, carried out during the 1870s, finally came to prominence in 1900. He was the first to theorize, in 1881, that a mosquito was a carrier, now known as a disease vector, of the organism causing yellow fever: a mosquito that bites a victim of the disease could subsequently bite and thereby infect a healthy person. A year later Finlay identified a mosquito of the genusAedes as the organism transmitting yellow fever. His theory was followed by the recommendation to control the mosquito population as a way to control the spread of the disease.
His hypothesis and exhaustive proofs were confirmed nearly twenty years later by the Walter Reed Commission of 1900. Finlay went on to become the chief health officer of Cuba from 1902 to 1909.Google celebrates Carlos Finlay birthday with a Doodlehttp://www.gadgetcluster.com/2013/12/google-celebrates-carlos-finlay-birthday-doodle/ HUBS