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The Panama Canal in 1907

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The Panama Canal in 1907

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Before the United States began building the Panama Canal in 1904, an earlier attempt by the French was derailed by pervasive malaria and yellow fever. The American plan included extensive efforts to control mosquitoes, which had just been identified as the diseases' carrier.

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