Americans are lucky! We live in a country, provided with reliable electricity, running indoor water and air conditioning. Access to some of the best healthcare, with no fear of the generator providing the sole electricity, failing during surgery. We rarely think of mosquito-borne disease, until summer. Even then, we have issues like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, or for those in the Southeast, Dengue has been popping up on the radar as well as Zika. For us, Malaria is a disease of the past. Most Americans are lucky to even remember when Malaria was problem in the United States. In US history, there were over one million cases of Malaria during the Civil War alone. By 1947, there were approximately 15,000 cases and by 1951, Malaria declared eradicated in the United States.